Idaho, Maine Potato Industries Deal with Effects of COVID-19


Potato farmers face financial disaster as coronavirus dries up demand for their crop.

AMVAC Hires Director of Business Development


AMVAC recently introduced Glen Donald as the director of portfolio management and business development. Donald will be replacing the retiring Neil DeStefano.

Helm Agro, ISK Collaborate on New Herbicides

Herbicide, New Products

Helm Agro US, Inc. and ISK Bioscienes have entered into a long-term collaboration for the commercial development of three novel crop protection herbicides.

MSU Helps Make Michigan a Top Potato Chip Producer


Michigan State University Extension's Potato Outreach Program supports potato growers by conducting on-farm research and demonstration trials on all aspects of potato production.

New Product: FMC Arc Farm Intelligence Platform

New Products

Proprietary mobile platform is a first in the agricultural industry to deliver real-time data that predicts insect pressure one week in advance with more than 90 percent confidence for key insects to help growers protect yields.

U.S. Potato Exports Begin to Slow


U.S. exports of frozen potato products were off 12 percent in March 2020 compared to 2019. Exports of dehydrated potatoes were off 16 percent, and fresh were off 13 percent from the previous year.

Potato Planting in Full Swing across Maine


This month's unexpected snow and colder temperatures hampered many Maine farmers' start to their planting for the year. That's about to change with this week's warm weather.

Ahrens Named UPL Head of U.S. Ag Sales


Leadership team offers agility, strength in a complex environment

President, USDA Announce Direct Support to Food Producers


President Donald Trump today held a press event at the White House to announce the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to U.S. farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus

Great Montana Potato Drive Continues


A potato giveaway was held last week in Helena, Mont., as part of the Great Montana Potato Drive.

Study: Potato Protein May Help Maintain Muscle


Research suggests that potato protein can increase the rate of protein production in the muscles.

Frost Damages Early Potatoes in Ireland


Reports came through on Friday morning from growers around the country of damage to early and early-main crop potatoes. Damage to emerged foliage ranges from mild to severe.

USDA Webinar on Direct Payments


Yesterday, the USDA held a webinar to instruct growers who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for direct payments.

Waggoner Hired as Helm Midwest Sales Agronomist


Helm Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Brock Waggoner as sales agronomist for the Midwest region.

Addressing Powdery Mildew Outbreak in Southeast

Articles, Fungicide, New Products

With the ongoing powdery mildew outbreak in Georgia and Florida, growers are looking for immediate and economical solutions. With its on-contact mode of action and no known resistance, OxiDate 5.0 will control the spread of disease while combating the fun

Envita N-Fixing Bacteria Now Available in Foliar Application

Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Registered in 27 states, foliar application opens up access to the nitrogen-fixing bacteria to millions of acres in the U.S.