Diseases

Late blight look-alike spotted in southern US

Jean Ristaino, a professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, provided University of Wisconsin-Ma... more »

BioSafe Systems introduces new biological fungicide

BioSafe Systems has released PVent Biological Fungicide through a partnership between BioSafe and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredien... more »

Blight hotlines to provide help for potato growers

Syngenta and prominent potato disease researchers from universities across the country will continue their partnerships on potato blight hotlines for ... more »

Reducing the Consistency of White Mold in Potatoes

{Sponsored} In areas where white mold is a problem, potato farmers can count on it showing up year after year. Disease pressure tends to be consistent... more »

Canopy environment in irrigation a key factor for managing late blight in semiarid environments

Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is typically not expected to be a problem in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon because the di... more »

Potato virus detection training workshops set

Researchers are holding three potato virus detection training workshops in the United States this year – at Othello, Washington; Antigo, Wisconsin; ... more »

Progress on Dickeya

A new blackleg pathogen, Dickeya dianthicola, emerged in the eastern U.S. in 2015. Since then researchers have been working to find ways to control th... more »

Spore sampling project to alert growers of disease threat

A University of Idaho-led research team plans to start giving their state’s potato growers advanced warnings this season about the arrival of fungal... more »

A Deeper Look: Spotting PVY with drones

Seed certification experts gathered at this year’s Potato Expo in Orlando, Florida and discussed some of the challenges facing seed growers. Those c... more »

Judge decides government didn’t follow rules in quarantining Idaho potato fields

A district court judge has ruled in favor of a group of Idaho farmers affected by a federal pale cyst nematode quarantine program who claimed that the... more »


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