Late Blight

Preventing and Managing Devastating Potato Late Blight Outbreaks

{Sponsored} Late blight can rapidly become severe; farmers can see it go from a few lesions to complete defoliation in just a few days. When vines are... READ MORE »

Canopy environment in irrigation a key factor for managing late blight in semiarid environments

Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is typically not expected to be a problem in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon because the di... READ MORE »

UK researchers make progress with late blight resistance 

Researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK have completed fields trials on a genetically modified breed of potato that incorporates late blight... READ MORE »

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... READ MORE »

NDSU to operate free Potato Blightline service

The Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University will again be providing the potato Blightline service at no charge to the potato indus... READ MORE »

Disease-free potato seed key to successful crop

Starting the season with disease-free potato seed stock is the first step in establishing a good stand that will maximize yield potential. There are s... READ MORE »

Study reveals evolution of late blight

New North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, ... READ MORE »

Orondis Opti fungicide now registered in premix formulation

Syngenta announced that Orondis Opti fungicide premix is now registered and approved for use on specialty and vegetable crops by the U.S. Environment... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA hires institutional foodservice marketing manager

Potatoes USA has hired Rachael Lynch as a global marketing manager for institutional foodservice markets.Lynch has spent the last five years revitaliz... READ MORE »

Simplot Innate varieties receive names

The first generation of Simplot Plant Sciences Innate bioengineered potato seed has been issued proprietary names.The names and varieties are: Cultiva... READ MORE »


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