Diseases

Potato Plants in Field

Start crop protection planning now to combat early season disease

{Sponsored} Potato growers faced slightly less disease pressure in 2017, but they must keep their guard up and have a crop protection plan in place fo... more »

Washington state adopts pesticide safety rules in new year

New rules for using pesticides, modeled after federal worker protection standards, will take effect in Washington on Jan. 13. Washing State Department... more »

UK researchers make progress with late blight resistance 

Researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK have completed fields trials on a genetically modified breed of potato that incorporates late blight... more »

First positive tests for zebra chip pathogen in Western Canada

Authorities are advising against panic as monitoring in southern Alberta potato fields has, for the first time ever, identified the zebra chip pathoge... more »

Late start leads to a strong finish for 2017 growing season

{Sponsored} By the time you read this, potato harvest across the U.S. will be nearing its end. In the coming weeks, we will hear about industry succes... more »

Webcast helps growers manage corky ringspot

In its latest video aimed at helping growers, the Plant Management Network has released a presentation by Michigan State University professor of nemat... more »

Harvest conditions prompt Idaho Potato Commission to warn of blackspot bruise

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is advising growers that an unusually warm harvest season may lead tubers to be especially susceptible to bruising. ... more »

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... more »

2017 PotatoEurope show to present practical knowledge

The theme of the 2017 edition of PotatoEurope is “Potatoes feed/meet the world.” The event will be Sept. 13-14 in Emeloord, The Netherlands. Po... more »

NPC awards academic scholarship for potato research

The National Potato Council (NPC) has awarded the 2017-2018 NPC Academic Scholarship to Adrienne Gorny, a fourth-year doctoral student in Plant Pathol... more »


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