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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.

Potatoes USA Hosts Webinar with American College of Sports Nutrition

Articles

A key strategy for the Potatoes USA nutrition program is to communicate the benefits of potatoes for athletic performance to influencers working in a professional capacity as related to sports and nutrition.

Video Explains Importance of Crop Insurance Participation

Articles

As the Farm Bill debate heats up, some farm policy opponents are lobbying to exclude people from crop insurance, which would harm farmers and taxpayers alike.

New Product: Understory Weather Sensor Technology

New Products

Proprietary technology measures weather with no moving parts and powers real-time, ground-truth data for agriculture, insurance, and research organizations.

What to Expect from Resistant Weeds in 2018

Articles, Herbicide

Weed management is always a major concern for growers throughout the U.S., and last year’s weed escapes will have left seeds in the soil for growers to contend with this season.

Potatoes Gain Credibility for Athletic Performance

Articles

Potatoes as a performance food are gaining notoriety during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, with the newly released Olympian Menu and announcement that performance nutrition is now a critical part of athletes’ strategy to win.

Experts Tout Potatoes’ ‘Clear’ Nutritional Benefits

Articles

Some researchers are now saying you could eat potatoes, and nothing else, for the rest of your life and “remain pretty healthy.”

Art Students Create MDF Alternative from Potato Peelings

Articles

Two Kingston University (UK) graduates have created an environmentally friendly, sustainable and biodegradable alternative to MDF, produced from potato peelings.

Website Provides Midwest Crop Management Resources

Articles

The redesigned Crop Protection Network website provides new research-based resources to help farmers and agribusiness personnel make crop management decisions.

Managing Soil, Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality

Event Calendar, Fertilizer, Irrigation

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality” conference to prevent water quality issues.

Syngenta Products Offer Benefits Generics Don’t

Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

At Syngenta, brand names are backed by $1.3 billion in annual research and development and a steadfast dedication to customer service.

UK Growers Given Improved Tools to Tackle PCN

Articles, Insecticide

The use of fluopyram—previously used as a fungicide—as a nematicide could provide a yield increase to a range of potato varieties at a farm with high levels of potato cyst nematode.

New Canadian Varieties Could Improve Fry Taste

Articles, Seed Potatoes

Canadian potato growers and industry gathered for the Potato Selection Release Open House on Wednesday to learn about what new varieties are available for trial.

Colorado High School Harvests Seed Potato Crop

Articles, Seed Potatoes

The greenhouse management class at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., recently harvested its annual certified seed potato crop.

DNA Markers Could Keep Potatoes Fresher for Longer

Articles, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes

EU-funded scientists have discovered genetic markers that could allow potatoes to be selected for their ability to be stored at low temperatures, keeping them fresh and avoiding the use of anti-sprouting chemicals.