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First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Tech allows growers to ‘eavesdrop’ on insects

Emily Bick, assistant professor of precision pest ecology and Extension specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is compiling the ultimate playlist for her field of expertise.  Bick runs the university’s Original Digital Entomology Lab. She... more »

Bactericide and fungicide receives EPA okay for potatoes

A bactericide and fungicide from Sym-Agro has received expanded EPA approval and is now registered for use in potatoes, among other crops. Instill is now approved for use in potatoes, hazelnuts, sugar beets and coffee, ... more »

Sym-Agro fungicide approved for use on potato crops

The EPA has approved the expanded use of Sym-Agro's Instill Bactericide & Fungicide to include potato and other crops. Instill is now registered for use on potatoes, hazelnuts and sugar beets for the management of... more »

University of California offers nematode workshop

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is offering a workshop focused on nematodes. The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. March 26. It will provide growers of annual and perennial... more »

Wildfires threaten Texas panhandle growers

Texas’ growers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region face imminent catastrophic losses as five wildfires threaten the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not fully contained, according to... more »

Potato exports’ economic potential detailed in report

A report examining the economic impact of the U.S. potato industry focuses on the importance of increasing exports. “The Current and Potential Impact of Expanded Potato Exports,” authored by economists at Michigan State University and... more »

Michigan potatoes generate $2.5B within the state

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross domestic product. That includes almost $1.5 billion in direct economic activity stemming... more »

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