Pests and Diseases

Webcast: Management practices for corky ringspot

Image result for corky ring spot potatoThe Plant Management Network has released a presentation by Michigan State University professor of nematology, George W. Bird, on management practices for corky ringspot This is a disease caused by the tobacco rattle virus and vectored by stubby-root nematodes. Usual symptoms are concentric rings on tuber skin and internal flesh. Bird’s presentation is designed to assist growers in all potato growing regions, in understanding and managing corky ringspot. The presentation contains information about the typical symptoms of the disease, and how growers can sample for the stubby root nematode. It further covers management strategies of containment, exclusion and nematode population control. Special attention is also given to chemical and biological control options, and the topic of soil health. More

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