Diseases

CFIA commits to modernizing potato wart plan on PEI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced to the U.S. their intention to “modernize” the Long Term Management Plan that is intended to ... more »

After USDA Risk Assessment, NPC urges increased protections to prevent PEI potato wart spread

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the National Potato Council (NPC) and a dozen state potato associations issued a letter to USDA Undersecretary of Marketing and ... more »

NPC responds to latest PEI potato wart find

On Nov. 2, Canadian media reported on another potato wart find on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. This latest find reinforces USDA’s conclusi... more »

Michigan Dept. of Agriculture gets bacterial ring rot testing approval for seed potato export to Canada

In October 2022, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Plant Pathology Laboratory became one of nine laboratories n... more »

New UI Extension bulletin focuses on devastating potato disease, bacterial ring rot

University of Idaho (UI) Extension has published a new bulletin to help potato farmers recognize the symptoms of bacterial rot and protect their opera... more »

APHIS posts new Pale Cyst Nematode Eradication Program report

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) Eradication Program in Idaho has posted its 2022 third quarter report (July 1... more »

APHIS updates the golden nematode regulated area in Suffolk County, New York

Effective immediately, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is removing 11,648.25 acres from the golden nematode (GN) regulated... more »

USDA report on PEI: Extent of potato wart crisis likely larger, current mitigation insufficient

On October 14, USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a comprehensive report on the current status of the potato wart crisis... more »

U of I researchers using nightshade genes to develop nematode-resistant potatoes

University of Idaho (U of I) researchers are introducing into potatoes genes from a plant in the nightshade family, seeking to develop spuds that ... more »

EPA proposes cancelation of PCNB

The EPA released a Proposed Final Decision that would result in the cancellation of all registered uses of pentachloroitrobenzene, or PCNB, to address... more »


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