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Potato diseases: Control of Rhizoctonia solani podcast

In this episode, Mike Abram, from the Communications team of Bayer Crop Sciences in the UK, recently caught up with Sam Harvey, who is a Commercial Technical Manager for Bayer, based in and around the Cambridgeshire area.

They discussed potatoes and in particular how to control seed- and soil-borne potato diseases.

Controlling seed- and soil-borne diseases is important for both good establishment and ultimately potato quality and skin finish,” Sam Harvey says. One of the main threats potato growers face is Rhizoctonia solani.

Rhizoctonia solani is a disease that exists in the soil, but it can affect potato tubers both from a soil borne perspective and a tuber borne perspective,” Sam says. “It is important to distinguish between the two in terms of treating the crop.”

Watch/listen to the interview below, or access it on YouTube here.

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