May 25, 2017
Syngenta potato blight hotlines deliver insights to growers

Long-standing partnerships between Syngenta and key researchers on the potato blight hotlines continue in 2017. The hotlines provide growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington access to local information about disease pressures. As in years past, advice from area experts on weather conditions, disease-control measures and infection confirmations is just a phone call away.

This year, in an effort to make updates available faster than ever, growers can subscribe to receive text messages alerting them when the hotlines they choose are updated.

Pathologist/Affiliate Hotline Number To subscribe for text alerts, send text message:
Kasia Kinzer

University of Idaho

1-800-791-7195 BLIGHTID to 97063
Rob Schafer

Schafer Agronomy

1-888-379-9012 BLIGHTMI to 97063
Neil Gudmestad

North Dakota State University

1-888-482-7286 BLIGHTND to 97063
Ken Frost

Oregon State University

1-800-705-3377 BLIGHTOR to 97063
Dennis Johnson

Washington State University

1-800-984-7400 BLIGHTWA to 97063

“These researchers communicate a great deal of valuable information through the hotlines,” said Kiran Shetty, Syngenta technical development lead. “Timing is crucial to disease management, so the sooner Syngenta can provide their insights to growers the better.”

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