Diseases

New zebra chip disease variety discovered in Oregon

A previously unknown variety of zebra chip disease has been discovered in Oregon. In December 2017, chipping potato tubers that originated in the K... more »

New potato disease video series released by Michigan State University

Dickeya and Pectobacterium are closely related bacteria species that cause seed piece decay, blackleg, aerial stem rot and wilt and tuber soft rot.... more »

Marrone Bio tabs TerraLink for western Canada distribution of biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, a developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has appointed TerraLink Horticulture as a distributor o... more »

Inside the Potato Industry: Disease control

COMMENTS Common scab “No feasible control outside planting resistant cultivars.” “There is no control available that actually works.” ... more »

USDA creates pests and diseases website for more accessible information

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources... more »

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Timing fungicide applications to control white mold

{Sponsored} Growers must be proactive with their disease-control plan every season if they want to prevent white mold from damaging their crops. W... more »

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Rhizoctonia-, late blight-fighting fungicide introduced by AgBiome

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome, introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control o... more »

John Deere, Farm Dog mobile-to-sprayer solution moving forward

Farm Dog, John Deere, and ADAMA recently previewed their mobile-to-sprayer integrated solution to 750 agriculture professionals at the 2019 Develop wi... more »

APHIS announces additions, removals from PCN infested area

On Nov. 5, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added a 147-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingha... more »

Fungicide mancozeb could be banned for Canadian growers

Potato growers in Canada are facing a ban on the fungicide mancozeb. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada, a federal organization... more »


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