A new strain of late blight, US-25, has been identified in New York state, according to Eugenia Banks’ latest potato update.
Weather conditions in P.E.I. are prime for early blight spread and growers should consider applying preventative fungicides now, according to P.E.I. Potato Agronomy's update.
An automated spore trap has been developed in the U.K. which could change the way disease monitoring is done for crops and help farmers target fungicide applications better.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) completed its re-evaluation of mancozeb and found the continued registration of products containing mancozeb acceptable for foliar application to potatoes in Canada.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers in Fredericton, N.B. are exploring environmentally friendly solutions to manage Potato Early Dying complex (PED), a disease that is limiting yields in many potato fields in eastern Canada. PED is a disease complex caused by a combination of a fungal disease (Verticillium wilt) and root-lesion…
As spring arrives, potato growers are concerned about Dickeya, and Eugenia Banks, the Ontario potato specialist, has some points of interest to share. Potato seed infected late in the season with Dickeya (new blackleg) usually does not show symptoms in the field before harvest nor in seed storages. This is because…
Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced Orondis Ultra fungicide is now available in a premix formulation for added convenience.
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta.An infected potato psyllid insect carries the Lso (Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum) pathogen that can cause zebra chip disease in potato crops.Zebra chip has affected potato crops in the U.S., Mexico and New…
Late blight found near Alliston, Ont.Late blight was found in a field near Alliston, Ont.…
Potato shortfall leaves some fry shacks short of essential ingredientSome businesses that need a steady supply of potatoes —…
New mefenoxam-resistant strain of late blight foundA new strain of late blight, US-25, has been identified…
Spore traps still positive for late blight in Alliston, Ont.As of August 28, 2018, the spore traps in Alliston,…
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