Diseases

Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer

Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. LLC., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire rights to the active ingredients f... more »

Syngenta celebrates 40th anniversary

Growers rely on seed treatments to prepare for each season’s unique challenges. In an effort to meet this need, Syngenta and its legacy companie... more »

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 »


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