White mold is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
The fungus can survive for several years in the soil as hard black bodies called sclerotia. This fungus can also infect dry beans, canola, and over 400 other plant species.
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.
Fungicide choice, application method, and timing of application are important in managing white mold of potato. Multiple fungicides are available for managing white mold in potato. The attachments below discuss how fungicide selection, method of application, and...
The use of protectant fungicides can increase the incidence of white mold in potatoes. Protectant fungicides such as those containing chlorothalonil (e.g. Bravo) and mancozeb (e.g. Manzate) have the potential to increase white mold severity in potato if a fungicide...