Late Blight

Wild potato relatives help fight late blight

Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is one of the most threatening pathogenic diseases in potatoes. It is estimated that losses due to late... READ MORE »

Late blight in potatoes confirmed in Central Wisconsin

Late blight (US-23 strain) has been confirmed in Portage County, Wisconsin, it was announced July 28. Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin Chair,... READ MORE »

Irish potato famine pathogen still present around the world

North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato fa... READ MORE »

MSU’s late blight-wild species potato project among NIFA grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested over $8.65 million in 22 plant breeding research pro... READ MORE »

EPA approves label changes to Adama fungicide Mastercop

Adama announced recently that the EPA has approved changes to the label of Mastercop fungicide/bactericide. Individual state approvals are still pendi... READ MORE »

USDA ARS pushes forward on late blight research with wild potatoes

Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold the key to unlocking new sources of resistance to the tuber crop's most devastating disease, late blight... READ 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... READ 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... READ MORE »

Potato Field

Tips for late blight prevention and control

{Sponsored} Late blight can cause catastrophic damage to a field of potatoes in quick order. The intensive management required to keep it in check is ... READ MORE »

AgBiome’s fungicide Howler now approved in 49 states

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company.... READ MORE »


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