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February 23, 2017
Jonathan Knutson

Potato Industry on the Offensive

Potatoes—which boosters describe as “America’s favorite vegetable”—are going on the offensive after years of fighting defensively.
February 23, 2017
Event Calendar
Mike McGinnis

USDA Hosts Largest Annual Meeting

No USDA secretary, but the agency will host its largest annual meeting—USDA Ag Outlook Forum—this week in Arlington, Va.
February 23, 2017
Fertilizer
Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty

Potatoes Wild with Calcium

Early research shows that hollow spots in potatoes are likely the result of calcium deficiencies and that tuber calcium is genetically linked to tuber quality.
February 23, 2017
Irrigation

WPVGA Works on Watershed Improvement

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is currently working with local officials to develop and implement a Little Plover River Flow and Watershed Enhancement Plan.
February 23, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

Syngenta Minecto Pro Insecticide

The EPA has approved Minecto Pro to control lepidopteran pests as well as sucking/rasping/chewing pests like mites, whiteflies, psyllids, thrips and Colorado potato beetles.
February 22, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

Rimon Insecticide from Arysta

Rimon insecticide helps attack potato pests before they are fully grown.
February 22, 2017

WPVGA Donates Salad Bar to School

Students are getting a taste of healthy vegetables, including potatoes, at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse, Wis., after the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association provided a potato-friendly salad bar.
February 22, 2017

Ag Podcast Network Launches

While the agriculture industry has adapted to the vast array of communication outlets, locating quality agricultural podcasts can be a challenge. Enter The Farm and Rural Ag Network.
February 21, 2017
Insecticide

Vestaron, OHP Sign Marketing Agreement

OHP will now market Vestaron's Spear O product, a greenhouse bioinsecticide that controls thrips, whiteflies and spider mites.
February 21, 2017

USDA to Ask Farmers What They’ll Plant

The USDA is preparing to survey farmers about what they are planning to grow this year.
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