Interested in more information on managing silver scurf? Check out these links to some extension bulletins with the latest information.
Monitoring psyllid populations is an important component of managing Zebra chip. Growers and consultants can deploy yellow sticky cards to help estimate if and when adult psyllids may be migrating into potato fields. Guidelines for placing cards and some sources for purchasing cards are provided here.
Strobilurins for Early Blight Control in Potato
When Quadris was introduced for managing foliar diseases of potatoes in 1998, growers’ ability to control early blight increased dramatically. Other strobilurin products have followed. Recently fungicide resistance has been observed for isolates of the early blight fungus. What does this mean for using strobilurin fungicides in the field?
The attachment below is a research report from 2010 sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission with support from private industry. Different strobilurin fungicides were applied alone and evaluated for their effect on disease control, yield, and grade. Not all strobilurin fungicides performed the same. Read the report below to learn more.
Two sessions on potato disease management were held at the 2013 Idaho Potato Conference in Pocatello, ID on January 24. See the attachment below for slides relating to some of the topics that were discussed in the sessions.
How do you prevent your tubers from looking like the one in this photo? These suggestions were given at the Storage Workshop on Disease Control at the 2013 Idaho Potato Conference held in Pocatello, ID on January 23, 2013.