Waters Is Hopeful Cold Temperatures Will Help Farmers This Growing Season

The cold temperatures the Pacific Northwest saw to ring in the New Year may help farmers later this growing season. Washington State University’s Dr. Tim Waters says while those frigid temperatures will do little to the insect and disease population, the temps will disrupt where many of those pest like to live; volunteer potatoes. “When […]

Bayer Launches Testing4AG Program

Bayer announced this week the launch of its Testing4Ag program. The program allows research scientists from around the world to submit novel chemistries to Bayer for testing in hopes of identifying potential new modes of action to control fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds. Testing4Ag, a part of Bayer’s Open4Ag partnership development and innovation approach, […]

California Court Rules on Chlorpyrifos

A federal court in California gave the Environmental Protection Agency two choices on chlorpyrifos. The agency has 60 days to write a new rule to allow for the safe use of the insecticide, or it can halt all food residue tolerances of chlorpyrifos, which would basically ban most uses of the product. The Ninth Circuit […]

Valent Rolls Out New Product With NW Tree Fruit In Mind

Valent is out with a new line of products with the Northwest tree fruit industry in mind. Jesse Rosales said now is an exciting time at Valent, and for 2021 they’ve launched a post emergent herbicide, Perpetuo, as well as a Senstar, which he described as a two-way insecticide. “It’s a really good, soft bodied […]

Potato Grower Asked To Watch For Tuber Moth As Harvest Approaches

Its harvest time for many in the potato industry, and those not quite to that point, harvest will be here before you know it.  And while many growers are thinking about getting those spuds in a storage shed, or off to the processor, Washington State University’s Tim Waters said growers need to continue to watch […]