Handouts from the 2021 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminars

Handouts from the 2021 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminars

Miller Research LLC held its annual potato pest management seminar as a series of virtual meetings on February 16, 18, 23, and 25, 2021. Thank you to all who attended, participated, and provided feedback. Handouts of the PowerPoint presentations and links to the recordings are provided here.

Managing Fusarium Dry Rot
Options for managing Fusarium dry rot in the seed and at harvest, including seed handling, seed treatment, variety susceptibility, and post-harvest fungicide use.

Rhizoctonia Canker and Black Scurf
We discussed the importance of seed- and soil-borne inoculum and the effect of seed treatments and in-furrow fungicides on disease development.

Powdery Scab and PMTV
Symptoms of powdery scab and PMTV were discussed, along with the challenges associated with management recommendations for minimizing scab and PMTV symptoms.
Link to Recording
Recording password: pW2!j2Bw

Managing Pink Rot and Pythium Leak
Management options for pink rot and leak are presented. New research on the relationship between phosphite application and irrigation timing, along with optimal phosphite timing based on plant growth stage was also shown.
Link to Recording
Recording password: m=j$iK2s

Foliar Disease Management and Managing Fungicide Resistance
We offered a virtual tour of the 2020 variety trial, showing the relative susceptibility of common russet cultivars to early blight/brown spot and white mold. We also discussed the strengths of different fungicide programs, emphasizing the importance of proper use to avoid the development of fungicide resistance.
Link to Recording
Recording password: c3K+dig3