Canadian potato growers and scouts can now find three online scouting resources that will help them know when and what to scout for in potato fields throughout this season.
On May 21 and 28, 2020, Potatoes in Canada magazine hosted a webinar series with Dr. Eugenia Banks, potato specialist with the Ontario Potato Board, on how to scout pests, diseases and physiological disorders in potatoes. In addition to the webinar series, Dr. Banks has made her scouting resources available as PDFs for download.
By filling out a simple online request form on the Potatoes in Canada website, you will instantly receive:
- Potato disease calendar: provides a timeline of when to scout for which diseases.
- Potato insect calendar: provides a timeline of when to scout for which pests.
- Scouting Guide: provides general best practices for scouting potato fields and an in-depth look on specific issues, including insect threshold numbers.
Go here to access the online form on the Potatoes in Canada website.
Source: Potatoes in Canada.
Photo: Stem rot symptoms | Courtesy Eugenia Banks
Dr. Eugenia Banks