Feb 25, 2020Powdery 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 Risk” will be presented by Leah Tsror, a research group leader in the Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture & Development.
The presentation will discuss epidemiological aspects, e.g., the role of alternative hosts, wind-driven inoculum, latent seed infection, and environmental conditions. It will also discuss IPM approaches, preventive measures, e.g., using tolerant cultivars, soil and seed testing; cultural sustainable approaches, e.g., selecting the planting date, applying non-woven fabric on the foliage for increasing soil temperature; chemical control, e.g. soil fumigation, and pre-planting fungicide application.
The integration of agro-techniques and control measures is likely to be an effective way for growers to reduce the impact of the disease.
The interactive webinar is scheduled for 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 18. It will be available to be viewed at potatocongress.org afterward.
Register in advance for the webinar here.