AgronomyDiseasesOntario's Potato Field Guide Available to View Online

Ontario’s Potato Field Guide Available to View Online


The Potato Field Guide of insects, diseases and defects, which was edited by the Ontario Potato Board’s Eugenia Banks, is now available for viewing on the Spud Smart website.

“The aim of this field guide is to help growers, scouts and crop advisors identify diseases, insects, and other problems found in potatoes in Ontario. It includes 554 colour photographs,” Banks said in an email.

She noted the symptoms of each disease are shown in a chronological sequence of development, and disease-lookalikes are indicated for each of them. A section on some quarantine pests not present in Ontario is included to make growers, scouts and crop advisors aware of such potential problems, Banks said.

The guide was supported by the Ontario Potato Board with funding provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It was published in 2004 and is no longer available for printing.

To view the field guide check out this link.

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