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New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in Oregon

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100% for farmers. The disease, caused by the bacterium 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum,' has been economically damaging commercial crops, including potato, tomato, and pepper, in the central and western United[Read More...]

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