Diseases

Late Blight

New strains of late blight are creating problems for Florida potato growers, leading scientists to find out why the disease is changing before it beco... more »

Vine Killing

Growers tend to build their own formula for good vine killing management from years of experience. Over that period of time they learn how factors suc... more »

P.E.I. Multiplies Fines to Protect Against Potato Disease

Island farmers who don't properly dispose of bad potatoes will face much higher fines, as the province moves to stop the spread of diseases.Farmers ar... more »

Non-Disease Potatoes Nearly Double

A project to increase the use of certified seed potatoes and enhanced advisory services has nearly doubled production in nine years, boosting incomes ... more »

Buffer zones could lead to new application techniques

EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision for metam sodium is due out in July, and the decision could have drastic repercussions for potato growers in... more »

Demand Isn’t the Result of Increased Consumption

This year started with tight potato supplies because of reduced acreage throughout the United States of about 8 percent. Weather conditions in some of... more »

Vine kill, harvest can be simpler following a few easy tips

The harvest season is rapidly approching — the evidence of a season's worth of hard work and it can make or break a farm. Tensions will be high ... more »

Early identification can prevent early die in following years

Verticillium wilt, a major component of potato early dying, is caused by the soilborne fungus, Verticillium dahliae, which causes wilt and crop loss i... more »

Fungicide resistance management grows ever more popular

Most vegetable growers probably have panic attacks just from the thought of a massive fungicide failure. Virtually every crop has its potential plague... more »

UW Researcher Develops Test to Weed Out Diseased Potatoes

Just as a rotten apple can spoil the bunch, so can a rotten potato. So UW-Madison researchers have developed a test that may for the first time allow ... more »


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