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February 24, 2017
Magdalena Mis, Reuters

Can We Measure Yields from Space?

Researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites.
February 24, 2017
Event Calendar

Growers Stand Up for Potatoes in D.C.

The National Potato Council hosted the 2017 Potato D.C. Fly-In Feb. 13-16.
February 24, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment
Lang Bailey, Fairbanks Scales

Fairbanks Scales Help N.C. Shipper

New packing line equipment helps ensure accurate measurement to improve revenue
February 24, 2017
Fertilizer
Katharine Gammon

Slow-Release Nitrogen Could Increase Yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff.
February 23, 2017
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Ludwig Burger

Bayer Pesticide Profits Stagnating

Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its $66 billion deal to take over Monsanto.
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.
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