Diseases

Researchers identify virus that increases late blight’s potency

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — Phytophthora infestans — may have had a helping hand... more »

New pythium, phytophthora fungicide to be available in 2020

Potato growers have a new way to combat pythium and phytophthora with Xyler FC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Xyler FC ... more »

UW-Madison pathologist Gevens zeroed in on both early and late blight

In the Dairy State, it’s easy for a humble vegetable like the potato to get lost amid all the talk of milk and cheese. Consequently, it’s a little... more »

Identifying and managing potato pink eye

Pink eye of potato is a physiological disorder of tubers that often results in pinkish colored skin tissue, usually from the middle to bud end of tube... more »

Potato late blight confirmed in Michigan

Michigan State University's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has confirmed potato late blight in Clinton County, Michigan. The samp... more »

North Dakota State to receive $457K in grants for potato projects

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded $457,254 in grants to improve potato production in the state as part of a $2.7 million specialt... more »

Samples due to Maine Potato Disease Testing Lab by Oct. 18

Growers wanting voluntary post-harvest testing by the Main Potato Disease Testing Lab for Blackleg or Bacterial Ring Rot are urged to submit all sampl... more »

NPC scholarship goes to Wisconsin student studying silver scurf disease

The National Potato Council has named University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Sofia Giron the winner of its annual $10,000 scholarship. Giron... more »

Agricultural Solutions launches line of natural fertilizers, bioenhancer

Agricultural Solutions, a subsidiary of Intergro, has launched a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pe... more »

Late blight confirmed in Minidoka County, Idaho

Late blight was confirmed in southwestern Minidoka County, Idaho, on Aug. 19. It was reported by the Rupert-based Miller Research. Late blight can ... more »


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