Diseases

Late blight found in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight was detected in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on July 17. Erie County is in northwestern Pennsylvania, with borders of Ohio to the west, New ... more »

Miller Research hosting potato pest management field day Aug. 15

Miller Research's annual potato pest management field day is Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Miller Research facility at 426 E. 200 N, Rupert, ID 83350. This... more »

Living bacteria may be solution to fight potato diseases, nematodes

Helping safeguard the Pacific Northwest’s valuable potato crop from emerging threats — tiny, parasitic worms and a fungus-like pathogen that sprea... more »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a fi... more »

BASF’s Revysol fungicide gets EPA registration, could help with early blight resistance

BASF received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for Revysol fungicide, its newest active ingredient (AI). The first and onl... more »

Bayer aims to cut down crop protection volumes in next decade

Bayer has announced plans for increased focus on transparency, sustainability and engagement. Innovation will cut the ecological footprint of Bayer... more »

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, ... more »

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 »


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