MAJESTENE Provides Nematode Control for Potato Growers

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Organic, Pesticides, pollinators, Potato

Brian Ahrens, Vice President of Sales for Marrone Bio Innovations, attended the 2016 Potato Expo and shared a little with Chuck Zimmerman about their newest product offering. MAJESTENE is a bio nematicide registered by the EPA just this fall. It is a safe, new alternative for potato growers to control nematodes in the soil. Ahrens explains that MAJESTENE has been … Read More

NuFarm Working to Tame the Zebra

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Crop Protection, Nufarm, Potato

Chip, the Nufarm zebra was roaming the rows at the 2016 Potato Expo last week with a goal of educating attendees about new research into fighting zebra chip. Zebra chip is a potato disease vectored by a psyllid, according to Bob Bruss with Nufarm technical services. “This is a problem that’s been slowly growing and has become more of a … Read More

Potato Council Backs Bayer Bee Care

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, Bees, pollinators, Potato

The National Potato Council announced last week that they are joining the Bayer CropScience Feed a Bee initiative as an official partner committing to enlist America’s potato farmers to help feed bees. Dr. Becky Langer, manager of the North American Bee Care Program says Bayer launched Feed a Bee in March of 2015 to address the problem of lack of … Read More

iCropTrak Introducing Potato Farming Template

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, CropTrak, Potato

Long time AgWired supporter, iCropTrak, will be showcasing a “Potato Farming Template” during this year’s Potato Expo in Las Vegas. I interviewed Aaron Hutchinson to learn what a PFT is. Listen to our conversation if you’re interested too. Basically, the iCropTrak Potato Farming Template is a pre-designed template installed in their iCropTrak platform for potato users to get up and … Read More