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Simplot’s Innate varieties achieve federal milestones

The first two generations of the J.R. Simplot Company’s genetically engineered (GE) Innate potato varieties achieved individual federal milestones.Generation one received a determination of nonregulated status from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The APHIS document has been published in the Federal Register on and is available online. The first generation of Simplot’s Innate potatoes includes Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic. The three GE varieties were developed with the following traits:…  » Read more

Idaho late blight continues to spread

Two fields with late blight in Idaho’s Fremont County have been confirmed. This brings the total number of Idaho counties reporting late blight to five, Madison, Bingham, Bonneville and Power counties being the others.             Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Miller Research, recommends protecting green, growing vines with fungicide applications.             If late blight is present in your field, Miller recommends a postharvest application of a phosphorous acid (phosphite) product going into storage at…  » Read more

Late blight continues to spread across eastern Idaho

Late blight continues to move across eastern Idaho potato fields. The first confirmation of late blight was in Bingham County on August 12. Since then, late blight has been confirmed in Bonneville County, Power County and Madison County. Phil Nolte, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Extension seed potato specialist, said that weather conditions continue to be conducive for the development and spread of late blight. “Seems like every few years we run into the right…  » Read more

Late blight found in Idaho

Late blight was positively identified on a leaf sample brought to the University of Idaho’s Idaho Falls Research and Extension lab. The leaf sample came from Bingham County. Call the University of Idaho’s late blight hotline at 1-800-791-7195 for more information. Watch this space for updates and further information.

Late blight reported in Wisconsin

Late blight has been reported in Wisconsin’s Portage County. The strain is of the US-8 genotype. The US-8 genotype is resistant to mefenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides listed in FRAC Group 4. For more information visit this University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension website.

Toll-free potato blight hotlines

Syngenta, in partnership with five universities, once again will offer toll-free potato blight hotlines during the growing season.             The hotlines consist of researchers providing updates about current potato disease pressures during the growing season in each growing region.             The updates are provided by the following universities and are available at the corresponding phone numbers: University of Idaho: 1-800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 1-888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 1-888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 1-800-705-3377 Washington State…  » Read more