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Pink Rot

Pink rot of potato is caused primarily by the Oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica.  This organism lives in the soil and infects potato roots, stolons, and tubers.

This disease can cause significant losses in the field and in storage. More information on how to manage pink rot can be found in this section.


Managing Pink Rot (MR Meeting, Jan. 31, 2019)

Managing Pink Rot (2019 Idaho Potato Conference)

Additional Resources

Pink Rot and Leak Management

Pink rot and leak are damaging diseases of potatoes both in the field and in storage. Learn more about pink rot and leak management here. Miller Research was invited to give a presentation at the 9th Washington/Oregon Potato Conference on Wednesday, January 24, 2018....

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Pink Rot Management

Many different tools are required to manage pink rot appropriately, including irrigation, fungicides, and post-harvest treatments.  This presentation outlines some of our recent research in these areas. The attachment below shows the slides from a presentation...

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