Diseases

Pacific Northwest Taking Proactive Measures to Stop Threat

The recent discovery of potato tuberworms (PTW) and tuber moths has potato growers and industry officials concerned and researchers studying how and w... more »

Different Practices Can Help Manage Late Blight in Sprinkler-Irrigated Potatoes


Integration of several control tactics is needed to manage potato late blight in sprinkler-irrigated potatoes. These include strict sanitation pra... more »

Disease Control Measures Should Be Taken Right Up Until Harvest

After growers apply the desiccants that will kill their potato vines and set the stage for harvest, it's not yet time to park the sprayer. They should... more »

Potato Disease Hits Texas Growers

A mysterious disease is lurking in the potato fields around Texas, threatening farmers with millions in losses and jeopardizing their share of the luc... more »

Disease Causing Irish Potato Famine Came From South America, Scientist Says

Scientists at North Carolina State University have discovered that the fungus-like pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish potato famine originally came ... more »


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