Giron Wins NPC Scholarship


The National Potato Council recently named Sofia Giron, a fourth-year doctoral student in plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the recipient of its $10,000 2019-20 academic scholarship.

Free Ag College Guide Released


AGDAILY has launched a free and comprehensive guide to undergraduate agriculture education in the United States.

New Ag- & Science-based Lesson Plans Available to Teachers


The National Science Teaching Association and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated to bring new, science-based lesson plans and resources to elementary teachers nationwide.

USDA Announces New Scientific Research Program


NIFA has invested $77.8 million in research that will focus on sustaining a more abundant, nutritious, and accessible food supply.

‘Adopt a Farmer’ Program Promotes Local Produce


Side Delights’ “Adopt a Potato Farmer” program has brought awareness to food bloggers and their audiences. The program paired regional food bloggers and Fresh Solutions Network growers to share their stories.

San Luis Valley Tour Gives an Appreciation for Food


Participants in a recent tour visited the Colorado State University Research Center, where several research studies are being conducted on potatoes.

Making the Case for Agriculture


With the Leadership At Its Best program, Syngenta equips association leaders with the skills they need to confidently advocate for today’s farmers.

New Alberta-Grown Potato Line Launched


Locally sourced products are becoming increasingly important for today’s shopper. With that in mind, Canadian-based, grower/shipper/packer Thomas Fresh has launched a unique line of exclusively Alberta-grown potatoes.

Red River Valley Potato Crop Update


The final numbers are in for the 2018 potato crop in North Dakota.

Fight Soil-borne Disease with Strike

Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Potatoes are prone to a lot of disease. Over 50 years of use have proven Strike’s active ingredient–chloropicrin–suppresses soil borne disease.

Reinke Recognizes Rain for Rent Technician

Articles, Irrigation

Reinke Manufacturing recently recognized Benjamin Acevedo with Rain for Rent in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with a 10-year PLUS Program Longevity Award.

Petunias as a Late Blight Defense? Not as Crazy as It Sounds


Colorado Mesa University researcher Margo Becktell's research suggests that a naturally occurring sticky substance on petunia leaves can kill one of two types of spores produced by late blight.

How to Increase Volume Sales for Potatoes


It’s been a good news/bad news situation for potato suppliers recently. On the plus side, overall dollar sales have been rising. However, volume sales have been dropping for at least three years.

New Product: Horsch Omnis FT Tillage Tool

New Products, Potato Equipment

The Omnis FT is ideal for breaking up compaction and providing consistent soil tilth in conditions where residue has already been properly sized and distributed by the combine.

2018 Stats for NW Potatoes Released


The Idaho, Oregon, and Washington combined potato crop valued at $2.02 billion for 2018.

New Product: Stretta Irrigation Water Optimizer

Articles, Fertilizer, Irrigation, New Products

Precision Laboratories expands its offering of Irrigation Water Optimizers with the introduction of Stretta.