Diseases

U of I researchers using nightshade genes to develop nematode-resistant potatoes

University of Idaho (U of I) researchers are introducing into potatoes genes from a plant in the nightshade family, seeking to develop spuds that ... more »

EPA proposes cancelation of PCNB

The EPA released a Proposed Final Decision that would result in the cancellation of all registered uses of pentachloroitrobenzene, or PCNB, to address... more »

Potato late blight confirmed in three additional commercial Michigan fields

Symptoms were detected in fields on Sept. 13 and 14. Active sporulation was observed, however, all infected plants were limited to a small area at the... more »

Can wild potato relatives help tame zebra chip disease?

A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers has revealed some resistance to zebra chip disease among certain wild species of potato. Th... more »

Potato late blight confirmed in Michigan

There have been confirmed two reports of potato late blight in two separate field areas of Montcalm County, Michigan, detected September 6 and Septemb... more »

Potato pink eye concerns in Columbia Basin

The late season hot weather in the Columbia Basin is concerning for pink eye, particularly for Clearwater Russet, Russet Burbank, Russet Norkotah, and... more »

Free webinar available on how to manage weight loss in storage

Three informative potato-focused webinars are now available to be watched for free through Spudman's website. The three webinars, which comprised S... more »

Albaugh aquires Rotam in crop protection merger

Albaugh, a crop protection product provider, has completed an acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based ... more »

Newly discovered protein in fungus bypasses plant defenses

A protein that allows the fungus that causes white mold stem rot in more than 600 plant species to overcome plant defenses has been identified by a te... more »

New dual-mode, postharvest fungicide from Syngenta now available

Potato growers facing postharvest diseases now have a new option for protection during storage. Archive fungicide from Syngenta preserves potato quali... more »


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