At 1,336 pages, World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference is more for professionals and scientists than the casual reader. The book could also be considered a testament to the diversity of our plant life.
Zebra chip disease in potatoes is currently being managed by controlling the potato psyllid with insecticides. But one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist is trying to manage the disease symptoms with alternative methods and chemistries.
The Washington State Potato Commission will give away 10,001 1-ounce bags of potato chips on National Potato Chip Day.
And the survey says...we live in a tater nation! In a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission, 97 percent of Americans said they eat potatoes and more than 81 percent enjoy them as a side dish, snack or main course on average of three days per week.
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