Late Blight

Agronomy professor recipient of inaugural University of Maine innovation award

A University of Maine agronomy professor is the inaugural recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award, established this year to recognize the unive... READ MORE »

New app allows users to monitor for potato blight

Two North Dakota organizations have collaborated on a new app that allows uses to track weather data to monitor for potato blight. The NDSU NDAWN P... READ MORE »

Preventing disease by capturing spores

Crop disease battles are a constant, and fungal pathogens can be a force to be reckoned with, particularly as inputs remain costly and pathogens build... READ MORE »

Potato late blight confirmed in three additional commercial Michigan fields

Symptoms were detected in fields on Sept. 13 and 14. Active sporulation was observed, however, all infected plants were limited to a small area at the... READ MORE »

Late blight-resistant potato variety announced by International Potato Center, Crop Trust

On Oct. 14, the 42nd World Food Day, the Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) announced the release of a new disease-resistant potato ... READ MORE »

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‚Äôs 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 »


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