En el cultivo papa se ha comprobado su eficiencia para controlar enfermedades causadas por Oomycetes y hongos verdaderos, como Phytophthora infestans, Streptomyces scabies, Rhizoctonia solani y Fusarium solani.
A five year research project to develop precision agriculture ('smart') technologies for the use of inputs in potato farming at the University of Prince Edward Island's School of Sustainable Design Engineering received support from NSERC
The EuroBlight project is examining the ongoing evolution of the potato late blight pathogen (Phytophthora infestans). In 2017, almost 1500 samples from 16 countries in Europe were genotyped. The results indicate that new clones continue to spread.
Late Blight control strategies in the United Kingdom will have to change this season if potato growers are to combat the spread of a new aggressive, fungicide-insensitive/ resistant strain of the disease, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.