Late Blight

Researchers identify virus that increases late blight’s potency

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — Phytophthora infestans — may have had a helping hand... READ MORE »

UW-Madison pathologist Gevens zeroed in on both early and late blight

In the Dairy State, it’s easy for a humble vegetable like the potato to get lost amid all the talk of milk and cheese. Consequently, it’s a little... READ MORE »

Potato late blight confirmed in Michigan

Michigan State University's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has confirmed potato late blight in Clinton County, Michigan. The samp... 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 »

Late blight confirmed in Minidoka County, Idaho

Late blight was confirmed in southwestern Minidoka County, Idaho, on Aug. 19. It was reported by the Rupert-based Miller Research. Late blight can ... READ MORE »

Late blight found in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight was detected in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on July 17. Erie County is in northwestern Pennsylvania, with borders of Ohio to the west, New ... READ MORE »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a fi... READ MORE »

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Rhizoctonia-, late blight-fighting fungicide introduced by AgBiome

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome, introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control o... READ MORE »

Drones

Drones to have a place in agriculture, but hype machine has slowed

The premise that drones will change the landscape of agriculture has been around for several years now. As recently as 2016, the MIT Technology Review... READ MORE »

Potato-blight

Gene editing could aid against potato oxidization, disease resistance

Since its introduction in 2015, CRISPR-Cas 9 has taken the scientific world by storm. Gene editing has allowed potato breeders to tackle major prod... READ MORE »


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