potatoes

USDA destroying flowers to eradicate Ralstonia bacteria

Federal officials are working with greenhouses in 39 states to destroy infected pink geraniums and prevent an invasive bacterium from infecting vegetable crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed a Ralstonia... more »

Irrigation efforts help Irving Farms’ potato industry success

The Irving family has been growing potatoes in Aroostook County, Maine, since the early part of the 19th century. The Irvings are well-known for their quality spuds, but these days they’re becoming known for a... more »

Potato industry to sell spuds as performance-boosting

The Potato industry is making a strong statement about potatoes to demonstrate the performance-boosting benefits of America's favorite vegetable. Potatoes USA, a Denver-based national marketing group representing 2,500 growers and handlers, worked with its members to... more »

Simplot gets keys to CRISPR-Cas9

The J.R. Simplot Company has executed a joint intellectual property licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for foundational CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools, the company announced Aug.... more »

McCain invests in TruLeaf vertical farm tech

McCain Foods Limited has strategically invested in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a Canadian agricultural technology company. TruLeaf has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow high-quality greens sustainably year-round. Since its inception in 2011, TruLeaf gathered... more »

WPVGA presents awards to industry leaders

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several annual industry awards at a banquet held Feb. 7, in Stevens Point. WPVGA Executive Director Tamas Houlihan presented the Associate Division Business Person of the... more »

International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year named

The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have named Lee Briese, of North Dakota, the 2017 ICCA of the Year. The ICCA of the... more »

Tour highlights Michigan carrot, potato production

Over 20 school food service directors and farm to institution supply chain partners visited two farms on the final Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods tour of 2016. The tour was hosted by the Michigan Farm-to-Institution Network and Michigan State... more »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key fungicide options to horticulture growers in California,” said Bayer Product Manager Joel... more »

Spudman magazine seeks Emerging Leader nominees

Spudman magazine is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Spudman Emerging Leader Award. Designed to recognize potato industry leaders under the age of 35 who are active in any aspect of the potato industry, the... more »


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