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Dr. Shetty Icon Something is causing my potato crops to be affected by zebra chip. My tubers have black, zebra-like stripes in their flesh and the outcome for me has been decreased sales. Why is this happening, and what can I do to eliminate this problem?
Dr. Shetty Icon What's the best protocol for managing the Colorado potato beetle?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve been growing great potatoes for years but after some bad weather last season I pulled up my spuds to find them eaten by insects and disease. The weather prevented me from getting out in the field to spray until it was too late. Can you recommend something to help for next season?
Dr. Shetty Icon I have problems with silver scurf in the field and in storage. What is my best option for management?
Dr. Shetty Icon I have always used a dust seed treatment on my potatoes. I keep hearing other growers talk about liquid seed treatments that may offer additional benefits, but I’m not sure I should switch from the products I’m used to. Do you think it really makes a difference?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve been searching for a product that’ll make it easier to combat weeds in my potato field. Can you help?
Dr. Shetty Icon Are there any effective, broad-spectrum, foliar insecticides I can use on acres where I choose not to use neonicitinoidbased soil treatments or soil-applied products?
Dr. Shetty Icon Late blight took a toll on my crop last season. What can I do differently to help prevent a similar situation this season?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve heard vine killing before harvest is critical to ensure a successful potato crop. Why is it so important and what’s an effective product to use during this stage?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve read a lot about CruiserMaxx® Potato, and it sounds great. But can a product applied at such a low volume really protect
my seed pieces?
Dr. Shetty Icon Handling and cutting wounds on my seed potatoes aren’t healing quickly. Do you have a suggestion on how to keep my seed potatoes healthy?
   
Dr. Shetty Icon I have been using in-furrow treatments on potatoes for the last 10 years
but want to try something new. What would you recommend?
Dr. Shetty Icon I have problems with silver scurf in the field and in storage. What is my best option for management?
Dr. Shetty Icon What is the best protocol for managing the Colorado Potato Beetle?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve read about Revus Top fungicide. Where does it fit into a foliar fungicide program?
Dr. Shetty Icon How can I reduce the chances of having resistance problems on my farm?
Dr. Shetty Icon Are there any alternatives to the existing chemical families for insect control?
Dr. Shetty Icon Weather in the weeks before harvest can be a real question mark around here. Is there an effective way to quickly kill vines and get my spuds ready for harvest?
Dr. Shetty Icon I’ve spent all season growing high quality potatoes. How can I avoid having my hard work undone while the spuds are in storage?
Dr. Shetty Icon How can I tell the difference between silver scurf and black dot?
   
I’ve been growing great potatoes for years but after some bad weather last season, I pulled up my spuds to find them eaten up by insects and disease. Can you recommend something to help for next season?
Wounds from handling and cutting aren’t healing quickly enough on my seed potatoes. Any suggestions on keeping my potatoes healthy?
How can I protect my potatoes against diseases like silver scurf and Fusarium tuber rot?
Some of my younger potato plants are rolled up and yellowed. I have problems with aphids – could they have something to do with it?
I planted into cool and wet soils this year and disease became an issue for me. What would you recommend for next season?
I had problems with green peach aphids on my potatoes this season. Is there something I can do to protect my young potato plants?
I usually have a problem with diseases in my stored potato seed pieces. What will help my potatoes heal faster and withstand storage better?

 

For information on early-season potato disease, insects or seed treatments, send questions to Dr. Shetty at:
spud.doctor@syngenta.com

© 2008 Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., P.O. Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27409. Important: Always read and follow label instructions before buying or using these products. CruiserMaxx Potatoes is not labeled for application to potato seed pieces in New York.


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