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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

Common Pests of Potatoes

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Utah State University Vegetable IPM Winter Webinar Series (January 20, 2021). Nick Volesky and I talked about common insect and disease problems of potatoes. It wasn't possible to discuss all diseases, or spend a lot of...

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