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US: Select potato growers in Maine trying soil fumigation for McCain Foods

McCain Foods has started trials examining soil fumigation with several of its growers in Maine. More common in western states, fumigating soil to fight nematodes and soil-borne diseases is “not something we’ve done in Maine,” Erica Fitzpatrick-Peabody, an agronomist with McCain Foods, said during the Maine Potato Conference in Caribou in January. In an effort to boost yields with its contract growers[Read More...]

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