Diseases

Late blight in potatoes confirmed in Central Wisconsin

Late blight (US-23 strain) has been confirmed in Portage County, Wisconsin, it was announced July 28. Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin Chair,... more »

USDA ARS announces advancement in treating plant bacteria

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that it has found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus tre... more »

Irish potato famine pathogen still present around the world

North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato fa... more »

Vive’s ‘three-way’ fungicide gets EPA approval

AZterknot fungicide from Vive Crop Protection recently received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AZterknot fungicide i... more »

MSU’s late blight-wild species potato project among NIFA grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested over $8.65 million in 22 plant breeding research pro... more »

PVY research protects seed, prepares growers

For potato growers across the U.S., potato virus Y (PVY) is a serious problem that causes foliar and necrotic tuber symptoms that reduce size and over... more »

Soil health experts offer tips on fumigation best practices

Fumigation can be a necessary means to get soilborne pathogens under control in potato fields. Chemical fumigants reduce the bad in the soil, but als... more »

Beating back Fusarium dry rot in Clearwater Russet

Clearwater Russet offers many advantages to potato growers as a dual-purpose russet cultivar. It produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers and h... more »

EPA approves label changes to Adama fungicide Mastercop

Adama announced recently that the EPA has approved changes to the label of Mastercop fungicide/bactericide. Individual state approvals are still pendi... more »

Agriculture production costs on the rise

Costs for agricultural inputs and crop protection agents are on the rise, reports North American Potato Market News (NAPMN). In the March 17 editio... more »


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