Diseases

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 »

MOU will help market export potatoes

Seed certification agencies throughout the United States are working toward an agreement that will make marketing potatoes internationally easier.The ... more »

Idaho Potato Commission celebrates 70 years

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) celebrated 70 years as the marketing arm of Idaho potatoes in May. The role IPC has played in the development of oth... more »

N. Idaho Crop Duster Says Region’s Fields Susceptible to Insects and Disease

A crop duster in northern Idaho said increased fuel prices are limiting the areas aerial sprayers can cover and that's leaving the region open to an i... more »

Different Practices Can Help Manage Late Blight in Sprinkler-Irrigated Potatoes


Integration of several control tactics is needed to manage potato late blight in sprinkler-irrigated potatoes. These include strict sanitation pra... more »

Selecting A Source: Look into Farm’s History Before Choosing a Seed Provider

When growers are looking for a seed potato provider, there are some things they must each consider first, said Phillip Nolte, Extension seed potato sp... more »

Healthy Soil Regimen Reduces Need for Chemical Attack

For more than 30 years, potato growers have managed the chronic disease called potato early dying (or potato early die) with a chemical attack that ra... more »

Disease Thrives on Cool, Wet Weather in Midwest, East

Prevailing weather for the Midwest and Eastern states during the summer of 2004 can be summed up in two words cool and wet. It just so happens that th... more »

Clen and Emma Atchley grow crops while preserving the environment

Some people believe farmers stand in the way of protecting the environment, but there are growers out there working to preserve the land and the nutri... more »

Pacific Northwest Taking Proactive Measures to Stop Threat

The recent discovery of potato tuberworms (PTW) and tuber moths has potato growers and industry officials concerned and researchers studying how and w... more »


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