Diseases

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 »

2020 harvest recap and best practices for improving plant health

{Sponsored} This year was one for the books in the most unexpected ways. Growers overall didn’t have the usual pressure for diseases and pests, but ... more »

Preparing for 2021 planting: the outlook

{Sponsored} 2020 was a banner year for potato growers in the most unexpected ways. Unlike many seasons, pests and diseases weren’t necessarily the ... more »

potatoes in field

2020 Potato season recap: Fungal diseases

{Sponsored} For several potato growing regions, the one factor that didn’t make the 2020 season a challenge was disease pressure. Overall, growers l... more »

potatoes in field with shovel

Survey says: Top grower concerns and chemistries to combat them

{Sponsored} In a recent survey of potato growers completed by Spudman, disease control concerns were highlighted. Growers reported struggling with in... more »

Cornell to get grant for biological crop protection research for potatoes

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced Oct. 30 that more than $1.2 million in funding will support nine advanced research, ... more »

EU to ban use of mancozeb, which is due for EPA review in US

In Europe, growers will soon be without the availability of the broad-spectrum fungicide mancozeb, which is commonly used to combat late blight. Th... more »


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