Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases, Trends

Improve late blight control practices with new ‘Focus on Potato’ webcast

Late blight of potato can spread very quickly and has the potential to be extremely destructive if managed improperly. The Plant Management Network has released a new presentation entitled “Late Blight Management Under Semi-Arid Conditions” to help potato growers recognize pathogen hosts, favorable disease conditions, and utilize effective control practices. The webcast, developed by Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Miller Research, outlines effective control practices and stresses the importance of: Starting fungicide programs early in the season; Maintaining a consistent application schedule up to harvest; and Timing applications with environmental conditions. More

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