Agronomy Diseases

Diseases

Irish Potato Famine Disease Still Lurks in Canada

Research and education are key to keeping potato plants safe from disease transfer by tomatoes. While COVID-19 restrictions have encouraged home gardeners to dive deep...

Post-Harvest Treatment Found to Reduce Necrosis in Covington Sweet Potatoes

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a post-harvest curing treatment greatly reduces the incidence of necrosis in the sweet potato variety Covington,...

New Late Blight Resistance Gene Discovered

Researchers have found a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to the pathogen which causes late blight in potatoes, a news release from...

Second Growth — A Physiological Problem Induced by Heat and Drought

Second growth is a physiological potato problem induced by prolonged air temperatures above 28 C and water stress. These two factors interact to limit...

2020 Summer Checklist for Late Blight

Early SummerField ScoutingStart your scouting program before the crop emerges. This will allow scouts to become familiar with field characteristics such as low spots...

Potato Disease and Pest Outlook for 2020

While growers across Canada will have a number of pests and diseases targeting potatoes in their specific regions, they all may face one common...

Irish Potato Famine Disease Still Lurks in Canada

Research and education are key to keeping potato plants safe from disease transfer by tomatoes. While COVID-19 restrictions have encouraged home gardeners to dive deep...

Post-Harvest Treatment Found to Reduce Necrosis in Covington Sweet Potatoes

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a post-harvest curing treatment greatly reduces the incidence of necrosis in the sweet potato variety Covington,...

New Late Blight Resistance Gene Discovered

Researchers have found a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to the pathogen which causes late blight in potatoes, a news release from...

Second Growth — A Physiological Problem Induced by Heat and Drought

Second growth is a physiological potato problem induced by prolonged air temperatures above 28 C and water stress. These two factors interact to limit...

2020 Summer Checklist for Late Blight

Early SummerField ScoutingStart your scouting program before the crop emerges. This will allow scouts to become familiar with field characteristics such as low spots...

Potato Disease and Pest Outlook for 2020

While growers across Canada will have a number of pests and diseases targeting potatoes in their specific regions, they all may face one common...