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.

Why PVY Demands Your Attention


With plenty of other things to worry about, some growers may not consider PVY a serious threat and have not learned to recognize the symptoms. But this attitude is changing as more potato crops are impacted by the virus.

Four Steps to a Successful Summer Spray

Herbicide, Insecticide

Pro and custom applicators understand that their methods play a big part in how successful and effective they are at making a crop chemical applications. So what is the right way to apply a pesticide or herbicide?

Two Covers, 25 Species


Canadian potato growers are exploring diverse approaches to solve their low organic matter levels with cover crops.

Red Harvest Begins in Missouri


Starting in mid-June, red potatoes from Missouri’s boot heel region will be available from Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms.

NW Farm Credit Announces Scholarship Winners


Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded 84 students from its five-state territory (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) a total of $168,000 in scholarships.

AgSense Remote Irrigation Monitoring Helps Minnesota Grower

Irrigation, New Products

Pete Ewing, a second-generation potato farmer near Big Lake, Minn., has found that red potatoes are picky about getting the right amount of water.

New P. Infestans Clones Monitored in Europe

Articles, Fungicide

EuroBlight has undertaken and coordinated an extensive survey of European populations of the late blight pathogen. The most recent data from the initiative highlighted the emergence of three new clonal lineages.

How to Optimize Ventilation in Storage

Potato Storage

It is important to ventilate properly in order to manage the byproducts of respiration, ensure a uniform temperature and an ideal environment for the duration of the storage period.

WSU Virologist Honored with International Award


30-year battle against plant viruses leads to Humboldt Award for Pappu

Market Access Agreement Signed for U.S. Fresh Potatoes to Indonesia


On June 5, the United States and Indonesia reached a market access agreement that will allow U.S. fresh potatoes to be exported to Indonesia under a defined set of phytosanitary requirements.

Do Some Soils Suppress Powdery Scab?

Articles, Fungicide

A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and whether soil physical, chemical and/or biological characteristics influence this important potato disease.

Calendar: WSU Potato Field Day

Articles, Event Calendar

June 21 in Othello, Wash. Potato experts at Washington State University will share the latest in disease defense, production advances and new varieties.

AFBF Adds New Economist to Team


The American Farm Bureau Federation announces that Michael Nepveux has joined the organization as an economist in its public affairs department.