Rick Peters, vegetable pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, says scab is increasing on P.E.I. because of changing weather patterns. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)
October 06, 2020
Two research scientists on P.E.I. have spent their summer trying to grow a better potato, more resistant to scab and greening, which are both costly problems for potato growers.
Increasing reports of widespread scab as United Kingdom potato harvest progresses
September 03, 2017
As the potato harvest in the United Kingdom progresses, there are increasing reports of widespread scab.
AAFC Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
March 22, 2015
Representatives of the Canadian Government announced an investment of $1.83 million in a Canadian-led international research effort to give potato farmers a technological edge in predicting and preventing yield losses in their fields and in storage.
Jordan Brooke-Barnett, president of AUSVEG SA, left, hands the award to SARDI Executive Director Prof Pauline Mooney, with senior research officer Mike Rettke and SARDI Soil Biology and Diagnostics research leader Dr Alan McKay, right.
July 30, 2014
Predicta Pt, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) soil testing service for the potato industry, has received the John Deere Productivity Partner Award at the 2014 AUSVEG Awards for Excellence in June.
 Thomas Zitter
October 30, 2011
"Focus on Potato"of the Plant Management Network has published a new webcast:Common Scab of Potatoes By Thomas A. Zitter Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Common Scab is a disease that can per...
 Common Scab
May 09, 2011
Lack of rain has affected most of England and Wales and unusually dry ground may result in higher levels of common scab than in the last few years, says Potato Council technical executive Chris Steele.
July 16, 2008
The humble spud has few natural enemies (beside humans), but common scab disease is one that threatens the whole potato industry. Common scab is one of the most prevalent and costly diseases for the potato industry worldwide. The vegetable research t...


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