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Advancing the Control of Potato Common Scab with Molecular Technology

Common scab is the most important soil-borne disease of potatoes in Ontario and across Canada. Scab does not reduce yield, but the corky, pitted lesions that develop on infected tubers render the potatoes unmarketable. The management practices recommended to control common scab have proven to be inconsistent: they reduce the incidence in some fields but not in others. Recent research has suggested that there are different species of the scab pathogen that…

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