diseases

APHIS to ramp up testing for potato brown rot pathogen

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium (geranium) plant material for the bacter... READ MORE »

Samples due to Maine Potato Disease Testing Lab by Oct. 18

Growers wanting voluntary post-harvest testing by the Main Potato Disease Testing Lab for Blackleg or Bacterial Ring Rot are urged to submit all sampl... READ MORE »

NC State

New technology allows for late blight testing using smartphone

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as la... READ MORE »

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, ... READ MORE »

Inside the Potato Industry: Disease control

COMMENTS Common scab “No feasible control outside planting resistant cultivars.” “There is no control available that actually works.” ... READ MORE »

What potato growers can expect in 2017

{Sponsored} Planning for 2017 is in full swing — how will potato growers make their planting decisions? Some growers will expand their acreage and s... READ MORE »

New disease crosses the Atlantic

Soon after their spuds were planted in 2014, some growers in the northeastern United States knew they had a problem. Much of the crop didn’t even... READ MORE »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2017 season. “With the large number of acres that growers are farming now, early c... READ MORE »


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