The World Potato Congress Inc is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020 with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The webinar will be hosted at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA and Canada).
Professor van der Waals will present on “Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production”.
This presentation will discuss three important disease complexes in potatoes, namely Rhizoctoniasis, soft rot and blackleg, early blight and brown spot. For each of these disease complexes, Prof van der Waals will introduce the pathogen, give a description of symptoms, discuss the disease cycle and touch on basic management principles.