Diseases

Vive Crop Protection fungicide receives rare distinction from McCain Foods

Potato processing giant McCain Foods USA included Xyler FC, a metalaxyl-based fungicide from Vive Crop Protection, in its contracts with Columbia Basi... more »

Michigan renews labels on chlorothalonil products

After severe foliar disease outbreaks in recent years, potato growers continue to intensively manage their crops to prevent future epidemics. Growe... more »

HELM Agro adds sales agronomist for Midwest region

HELM Agro US has hired Brock Waggoner to serve as sales agronomist for its Midwest region services. HELM offers a variety of herbicides and pestici... more »

WSU professors using grant to study potato mop-top virus

A team of Washington State University scientists are taking on a destructive complex of diseases affecting valuable potato crops, thanks to support fr... more »

Syngenta announces new nematicide/fungicide technology

Syngenta has announced a Tymirium, a new novel nematicide and fungicide technology platform under development for seed- and soil-applied usage. Tym... more »

USDA working to destroy imported flowers linked to Ralstonia

Federal officials are working with greenhouses in 39 states to destroy infected pink geraniums and prevent an invasive bacterium from infecting vegeta... more »

Study ongoing to determine if potato plants are sick or just thirsty

Federal and Texas researchers are studying irrigation scheduling and a potential for water savings in potato plants at the Conservation and Production... more »

Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacear... more »

Improving phosphite performance for pink rot control

Pink rot, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica, can cause significant problems in potato production. Pink rot is typically more... more »

University of Idaho researchers offer tips on potato disease, harvesting, irrigation

Educational sessions were packed as potato growers learned about strategies to fight crop diseases at the 52nd Idaho Potato Conference, hosted by the... more »


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