Diseases

Potato plants most at risk of PVY during first three weeks

Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a... more »

Wilbur-Ellis launches Embrece-EA crop protection performance booster

Wilbur-Ellis Co. has launched Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides ... more »

Potato Plants in Field

Study shows placement of fumigant metam sodium key to effectiveness

Decades of proven results show that the widely used soil fumigant metam sodium is a reliable tool for suppressing weeds, diseases and nematodes. Bu... more »

Powdery scab focus of next World Potato Congress webinar

The next World Potato Congress webinar will address the topic of powdery scab. “Powdery Scab — Integrated Disease Management and Reducing R... more »

Dutch potato growers criticized for overusing fungicides by agronomist

Scottish agronomist Denis Buckley says the dwindling arsenal of fungicides available to European potato growers has them using the ones that are avail... more »

Fungicide OxiDate 5.0 approved for use in California

BioSafe Systems has announced that OxiDate 5.0, a bactericide/fungicide, has been approved in California. With this approval, BioSafe Systems can now ... more »

Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer

Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. LLC., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire rights to the active ingredients f... more »

Syngenta celebrates 40th anniversary

Growers rely on seed treatments to prepare for each season’s unique challenges. In an effort to meet this need, Syngenta and its legacy companie... more »

Researchers identify virus that increases late blight’s potency

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — Phytophthora infestans — may have had a helping hand... more »

New pythium, phytophthora fungicide to be available in 2020

Potato growers have a new way to combat pythium and phytophthora with Xyler FC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Xyler FC ... more »


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