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.

C-Tech Fertilizer Improves Yields

Fertilizer, New Products

AgroLiquid’s PrimAgro line includes C-Tech, which contains organic matter, live strains of beneficial fungi, bacteria, microbes and soil-activated chelates that help better hold nutrients in poor soil types.

New Planting Technology from Spudnik/Grimme

Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Alberta grower Harold Perry discusses his experiences with the latest planting equipment technology from Spudnik and Grimme.

Fresh Potato Exports Show Double-digit Growth


Led by double-digit growth in Canada and Mexico, U.S. fresh potato exports soared 17 percent in value last year.

CPB-resistant Varieties Coming Down the Pike

Articles, Seed Potatoes

Growers could soon be growing Colorado potato beetle-resistant plants.

Dickeya & Pectobacterium Summit Presentations Available


A Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit was held in November at the University of Maine. Digital copies of the presentations are available to purchase on the university’s website.

Spore Traps Provide Another Tool for Fighting Late Blight

Articles, Fungicide

Determining late blight presence and disease pressure on the potato crop is an ongoing challenge. A heavy late blight infestation can cause several thousands of dollars in losses.

Disease Watch: Potato Virus Y


PVY is one of the most damaging potato viruses and a serious threat to the successful production of an acceptable seed lot around the world.

Study: Plants Can Be 'Primed' to Tolerate Heat


Scientists have discovered that potatoes undergo a powerful adaptive response that enables survival at temperatures that are lethal when plants are not "primed."

SHP Builds Soil Health Database


The seeds of good data have been planted—and the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is eager to harvest early results.

Potatoes Marketing Business Updates


Through the end of February, fresh potato markets continue to look strong.

IPC to Hold Nomination Meetings


The Idaho Potato Commission will hold meetings next week to nominate new members.

Jet Harvest Expands Sales Team

Articles, Fungicide

Jim Peterson to handle Northeast sales

Zebra Chip Pathogen Found in Alberta


This color-changing disease is making its way to western Canadian potato fields.

Final Call for PAA Meeting Papers


The PAA's 102nd annual meeting will be held in Boise, Idaho, July 22-26. A second and final call for papers to be presented at the of the meeting was issued recently.