Late blight (caused by Phytophthora infestans) may be the most destructive pathogen of potato with respect to the effect this disease has had upon human history.
Late blight was the biological cause of the Irish potato famine in the mid-1800’s. The disease still can cause significant crop loss today. Many management options are available for managing potato late blight.
The answers are in! For those attending the Idaho Potato Conference and participating in the Disease Quiz, see how you did!
The 2020 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Seminar was held on January 28 in Rupert, ID. Handouts from the presentations can be found here.