potatoes

Late blight monitoring, cautionary practices encouraged in Midwest

Several cases of late blight have been confirmed in Michigan in recent weeks, and researchers in the Midwest are suggesting preventative measures and close monitoring. An example of Phytophthora infestans (late... more »

Study seeks info on beet leafhopper, other pests in the Columbia Basin

Vegetable growers in the Columbia Basin can help researchers learn about beet leafhopper management practices. As part of the Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Department... more »

Rabobank report continues to track inflation

Throughout Rabobank’s North American Agribusiness Review, the company analyzes the effects of inflation on what consumers buy at retail and order at restaurants, and how growers are being affected, with rising costs of inputs. The... more »

WSU’s first endowed potato chair seeks to grow state industry

Launching Washington State University’s first distinguished program serving potato agriculture, Steve Culman will delve below the surface to keep a $7 billion Washington industry strong. Currently a state specialist in soil fertility for The Ohio... more »

Farmers eye long-term planning, both for farm and themselves

Succession planning probably isn’t much above last will and testament toward the bottom of most farmers’ to-do list. Neither subject is pleasant to think about, but both are necessary for security of both the family... more »

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 »

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