Diseases

USDA ARS pushes forward on late blight research with wild potatoes

Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold the key to unlocking new sources of resistance to the tuber crop's most devastating disease, late blight... more »

Fumigation reduces soilborne diseases, which helps sustainability

Improving sustainable potato production is an admirable goal for the potato industry. The basic concept of sustainable crop production is to produce a... more »

Verticillium wilt a ‘complicated knot to untie’ for potato growers

Found in all potato growing regions in the United States, verticillium wilt is a serious disease that diminishes quality and causes significant yield ... more »

Postharvest 2020: Potato growers offer feedback on season, future concerns

Spudman recently offered readers a chance to give feedback on their 2020 potato growing season through an online survey. Here are the results of th... more »

Pest of the Month: Rhizoctonia

{Sponsored} As far as pest and pestilence go, rhizoctonia is one of the few that appears in every potato growing region on a consistent basis. Besides... more »

Miller Research to hold series of virtual potato disease, pest management webinars

Idaho-based Miller Research is planning a series of one-hour virtual webinars in February to address various topics on potato disease and pest managem... more »

BASF’s Cevya fungicide gets EPA approval for potatoes, other crops

Cevya fungicide recently received EPA registration on additional crop groups including berries, cucurbits and bulb, fruiting and root vegetables. Cevy... more »

Researchers advance knowledge of late blight gene makeup

Potato late blight disease is credited as the cause of the great Irish potato famine of 1845. It has been called the worst of all diseases known to po... more »

Potato wart confirmed in two Prince Edward Island fields

On Nov. 27, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) in two fields on a farm ... more »

Improving waste management for the sake of next season

{Sponsored} Cull piles and volunteers are perennial problem-causers for growers across the industry, and excellent management processes are necessary ... more »


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