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May 28, 2015

Peru is Potato-Producing Powerhouse

Cuchi pelo. Llunchuy. Puma maky. Yawar. These foreign and exotic names are names of native potatoes that will soon be appearing on the tables of Peruvian households.
May 28, 2015

Scholarship Targets Ag Students

The Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation is offering $2,500 scholarships, available to students attending an agriculture-related program at a post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. during the 2015-16 school year.
May 27, 2015
Insecticide

Bayer Welcomes National Pollinator Strategy

Bayer CropScience on May 19 welcomed the release of the president’s Pollinator Task Force’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.
May 26, 2015
Fungicide
Dennis Johnson

Source of Late Blight Epidemics

The late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, survives in infected potato tubers, which potentially represents an inoculum source the following season.
May 26, 2015

Ad Shows “Hope in Healthy Soil”

After watching a new YouTube ad, NRCS hopes viewers will embrace soil with newfound respect and admiration. Healthy soil, the ad suggests, could provide solutions to some of our planet’s biggest challenges.
May 22, 2015
Insecticide
Lacy Gray, Washington Ag Today

WSPC Aids in Pest Monitoring

The Washington State Potato Commission is providing growers with free yellow sticky cards for beet leafhopper and potato psyllid monitoring.
May 21, 2015
Kayleigh Csaszar

Idaho Short on Large Russets

While potatoes from last season are still plentiful in the market and there is no issue with supply, large-sized russet potatoes will be short in Idaho until a new crop comes in.
May 21, 2015

Research Agronomist Position Open in Manitoba

Manitoba Horticultural Productivity Enhancement Centre is currently looking for an applied potato research agronomist to lead industry-driven research strategy.
May 19, 2015
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
AJ Taylor

USD Releases 2014 Corn, Potato Chemical Use Data

NASS has published the 2014 Agricultural Chemical Use survey data for corn and fall potatoes.
May 18, 2015
Fungicide
Noah Rosenzweig, Willie Kirk and Lee Duynslager, Michigan State University; Phill Wharton, Universit

Potential Survival of Michigan Potato Volunteers

The Late Bight Risk Forecasting website, used for estimating potential survival of potato volunteers in Michigan, is now available for 2015 risk estimation.
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