Diseases

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 »

BASF outlines innovation efforts, which include Revysol fungicide

With its innovative processes and products, the chemical industry makes an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. BASF r... more »

USDA-APHIS using new tool to protect US from ralstonia

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deployed a new, high-tech tool to help protect U.S. nursery and specialty crop gro... more »

Potato Virus Y (PVY) Update: The good and the bad

When it comes to reporting about potato virus Y (PVY), it’s a good news, bad news kind of story. The good news is that researchers are seeing les... more »

All fresh potatoes from PEI halted to US due to potato wart cases

The National Potato Council (NPC) and grower organizations throughout the United States welcomed the Nov. 22 announcement by Canada's Acting Chief Pla... more »

Potato wart detected in PEI fields, seed suspended to US

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently reported the detection of potato wart in two fields where potatoes were being grown for processing... more »

USDA keeping close eye on imports that can carry brown rot

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore U.S. during 202... more »

APHIS to ramp up testing for potato brown rot pathogen

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium (geranium) plant material for the bacter... more »


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