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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.

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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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Rescue Treatments for Pink Rot

You didn't make any fungicide applications to deal with pink rot.  However, in late July or early August you find some pink rot in the field.  Is it too late? Can you still apply fungicides and get some level of disease control? This article summarizes the...

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