Diseases

Weather devastates crop in North Dakota

The heart of "Potato Country" in northeast North Dakota was devastated by baseball size hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last Tuesday night.The worst... more »

Late blight spreads in Columbia Basin

Washington State University (WSU) Extension has released a special issue of Potato Pest Alert regarding the spread of late blight to more fields in th... more »

Texas A&M field day to feature new variety

The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be... more »

Controlling potato psyllids key to managing zebra chip

Potato psyllids were found in 88 percent of the fields we monitored this week. This means psyllids are continuing to migrate into fields throughout th... more »

Priaxor defends against Rhizoctonia, early blight, black dot

Are you seeing signs of Rhizoctonia, early blight or black dot? BASF has a product to help you fight back. To help growers fortify their disease co... more »

Washington state late blight strain identified

Dennis Johnson, Washington State University plant pathologist, said that the late blight reported in Washington state last week has been identified as... more »

Psyllids found in Washington state

Potato psyllids were found on yellow sticky cards in Washington state fields near Mattawa, Mesa, Eltopia, Pasco and Burbank. The largest number of psy... more »

Psyllids test positive for liberibacter in Idaho

Two potato psyllids found in two Canyon County potato fields in western Idaho tested positive for liberibacter according to a report in the Pacific No... more »

North Dakota ag commissioner approves Praiz fungicide

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a Special Local Needs (SLN) registration to Winfield Solutions LLC enabling North Dakot... more »

How to manage beet leafhoppers

There were a lot more beet leafhoppers (BLHs) on our yellow sticky traps this week. They were found on traps at 42 of the 53 potato fields we monitor... more »


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