Pressure Continues on P.E.I. Potato Supply


Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight. It is estimated that 7,000 acres of potatoes had to be left unharvested last fall.

Product: Lockwood 656DD Windrower

New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Lockwood’s 656DD six-row windrower includes a double discharge, allowing a grower to dump potatoes in two different rows to improve harvester efficiency.

Canada: Common Scab Research Reveals Surprising Results


An Ontario research project on common scab in potatoes, supported by the Ontario Potato Board, has yielded surprising results. The fact that S. stelliscabiei is the most common species and not S. scabiei as expected is a major breakthrough.

New Product: Westbridge DART Fungicide EC

Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Westbridge Agricultural Products announces that the EPA has approved the registration of its DART Fungicide EC for control of a wide range of fruit and vegetable diseases.

Potatoes USA Elects Leadership for 2019-20


Potatoes USA concluded its 47th annual meeting on March 14. During this meeting, a new board chairman and executive committee were elected to lead the industry for the coming year.

NPC: Millions in Fry Exports Could be Lost to Mexico


The National Potato Council says retaliatory tariffs levied by Mexico could cost the U.S. potato industry upwards of $80 million.

Don’t Let Mother Nature Ambush Your Weed Management Plan


From weather conditions to pest pressures and commodity prices, the only thing you can count on each year is unpredictability. But that doesn’t mean you have to let chance dictate how your season will turn out.

Dinglasan Promoted to Vive VP of Product Development


Vive Crop Protection announces the promotion of Jordan Dinglasan to vice president of product development.

The Keys to Good Potato Crop Establishment

Seed Potatoes

Establishing a strong potato plants early in the season is one of the simplest ways to maximize your chances of a healthier overall crop.

Sentera Announces Real-Time Analytics for FieldAgent

New Products

Scouts can sample 100× more points and achieve better field coverage than manual methods

Fertilgold Organics Earns OMRI Listing for 21 Products

Fertilizer, New Products

Fertilgold Organics, a brand of organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics, Inc., has achieved Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing for 21 initial products.

Feed a Bee Program Reaches 50-State Milestone


Bayer national pollinator forage initiative achieves goal of funding the creation of new pollinator-attractant wildflowers in all 50 states to support honey bees

New Product: Tong Jacuzzi Pre-Soak Tank

Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Built to combine de-stoning, pre-soak and floating debris removal within the machine’s heavy-duty water-filled tank, the new system has been designed to provide a gentle way to effectively pre-clean heavily soiled crop prior to washing.

What are the Elements of a Good Seed Potato Program?

Articles, Seed Potatoes

The U.S. potato seed industry can be difficult to navigate. Each region or state has its own rules for certifying seeds, which creates a certain level of inconsistency.

30 New Members Sworn into Potatoes USA Board


During Potatoes USA's annual meeting March 11-14, formal board business was conducted, including the swearing in of new members and the electing of new administrative committee and executive committee members.

Senninger Welcomes New Australasia Area Manager

Articles, Irrigation

Senninger Irrigation announces the recent hire of Martin Porter, who joins the company’s international department as Senninger’s new area manager for Australasia.