New Product: Valley Tower Box Enhanced

Irrigation, New Products

Improvements enable growers to maximize pivot uptime

Opinion: Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform


Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson explains the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

Researchers Work to Minimize Post-harvest Losses


A research team from Graz, Austria, is developing biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.

Between the Rows: Damaged Goods


The deeply flawed people surrounding us make for great heroes.

Disaster Aid Approved for N.D. Producers


U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved North Dakota’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 counties related to late-season rainfall and a disastrous October snowstorm.

Interpreting the Growing Field of On-Farm Data


Precision agriculture is focused on capturing farm data and using it to benefit global food production and environmental security. The resulting mountain of raw data constitutes both a challenge and an opportunity for smart farming. But to what end?

Penn State Professor Creates Team-Colored Chips


Made from Pennsylvania-grown blue- and white-colored potatoes, Tailgater Taters are the brainchild of William J. Lamont, Jr., a retired professor of vegetable crops at Penn State.

Peruvian Farmer Crafting ‘Wine’ from Heirloom Potatoes


Twelve thousand feet above sea level in Peru’s Sacred Valley, Manuel Choqque grows a dozen or so varieties of oca, an heirloom potato that thrives in the low-nutrient soils and harsh climate high up in the Andes.

Research Suggests Fumigants Have Low Long-term Impact on Soil Health


It started with curiosity. How does a fumigant, commonly used for nematode management in potato cropping systems, influence soil microbial communities?

Longtime Texas A&M Potato Breeder Miller Dies


Creighton Miller, plant breeder and professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 79.

7 Things to Know about Samurai Wasps


This non-native could prove very helpful in combating brown marmorated stink bugs.

Application Equipment Buyers' Guide

Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

Shown here is some of the most innovative equipment on the market, to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your crop is being well taken care of.

Minnesota Growers Make Case for Disaster Aid


Sugarbeet and potato farmers whose crops have been hard hit by excessive moisture this harvest gathered to tell U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson about their unprecedented crop losses.

Managing Soil Compaction


Compaction hinders plant growth and development, creating an environment for poor root system establishment. This leads to nutrient deficiencies and the reduced ability for nutrient uptake.

Tough Team to Beat

Articles, Insecticide

Scientists discover key interaction between plant viruses and insect viruses

Perdue Leads USDA Trade Mission to Mexico


U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue will lead a trade mission to Mexico Nov. 6-8 to forge new opportunities with U.S. agriculture’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market.