BioCeresWP Biological Mycoinsecticide

Articles, Insecticide, New Products

BioCeres WP is used for the biological control of numerous pests including whiteflies, aphids and thrips by adhering to and penetrating the insect’s exoskeleton.

New Product: Adama Mastercop Fungicide

Fungicide, New Products

For control of both early and late blight in potatoes, Mastercop delivers superior performance and efficacy while using significantly less metallic copper.

Syngenta Blight Hotlines Provide Resource for Growers

Articles, Fungicide

Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can call the hotlines for access to the latest updates on local disease pressures.

Potatoes Part of Top Five U.S. Diets


The U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Diets rankings report includes a top five focused on vegetables, including potatoes.

"Potatoes & Performance" Message a Hit in China


To support athletes and make potatoes top of mind, Potatoes USA ran a program with eight Chinese nutrition and fitness influencers in March.

UMaine Introduces New Variety

Articles, Seed Potatoes

University of Maine plant breeders are hoping Pinto Gold will gain popularity with restaurants and home growers.

Johnson Joins IPC


The Idaho Potato Commission is preparing for an expanded sales push both in the U.S. and abroad with the addition of Ross Johnson its new international marketing director.

When It Rains, It Pours


Foundation awards $5 million to advance irrigation technology development

Dome Manufacturer Builds Structures Across the World

Articles, Potato Storage

In 1967, Barry South and his brothers came up with an idea for a business that changed the shape of potato cellars for some Idaho growers--they wanted to construct domes.

Whatever Else Happens, Farmers Have Tremendous Worth


"We can't make the perfect be the enemy of the good."

GM Potato Can Drastically Cut Pesticide Use


A potato variety genetically engineered to resist potato blight can help reduce the use of chemical fungicides by up to 90 percent, according to a new study.

Perdue Visits Colorado Operations


When agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue visits with farmers, he wants to hear their concerns. Colorado fruit and vegetable growers got their chance on May 15, and weren’t shy about what’s troubling them.

Tipping the Balance

Fertilizer, New Products

Novel forms of fertilizer have often been dismissed as snake oil, but a new generation of products has been developed, informed by potatoes’ physiology.

Irrigation Association Offers Classroom Resources

Irrigation, New Products

From pumps to precipitation rates and soils to sprinkler spacing, the Irrigation Association has a classroom resource focused on what you want to learn more about.