Diseases

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 »

USDA ARS pushes forward on late blight research with wild potatoes

Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold the key to unlocking new sources of resistance to the tuber crop's most devastating disease, late blight... more »

Fumigation reduces soilborne diseases, which helps sustainability

Improving sustainable potato production is an admirable goal for the potato industry. The basic concept of sustainable crop production is to produce a... more »

Verticillium wilt a ‘complicated knot to untie’ for potato growers

Found in all potato growing regions in the United States, verticillium wilt is a serious disease that diminishes quality and causes significant yield ... more »

Postharvest 2020: Potato growers offer feedback on season, future concerns

Spudman recently offered readers a chance to give feedback on their 2020 potato growing season through an online survey. Here are the results of th... more »

Pest of the Month: Rhizoctonia

{Sponsored} As far as pest and pestilence go, rhizoctonia is one of the few that appears in every potato growing region on a consistent basis. Besides... more »

Miller Research to hold series of virtual potato disease, pest management webinars

Idaho-based Miller Research is planning a series of one-hour virtual webinars in February to address various topics on potato disease and pest managem... more »


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