June 27, 2016
Maine potato farmers have wrapped up planting and are hoping for a good year.
May 26, 2016
Blackleg, caused by strains of soft rot bacteria known as Dickyea, has traditionally had little impact on North American potato production, but it now appears to be on the move throughout Europe and could increasingly threaten growers in the Eastern United States.
March 23, 2016
Potato tubers are affected by a number of blemishes, which can cause severe economic losses. This 'Focus on Potato' presentation by Jacquie van der Waals, Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa can serve as a guide for growers and others in the potato industry to help with identification of these blemishes.
March 06, 2016
A little-understood bacteria is bringing back the older potato disease Blackleg and is threatening the reputation of Maine seed potatoes
October 11, 2014
Growers of the potato variety Lamoka used for chip processing have seen a higher than normal incidence of blackleg in their fields this summer.
March 09, 2012
Los cultivos de papa en el Reino Unido se encuentran expuestos al riesgo de una nueva y agresiva enfermedad que se ha extendido rápidamente por todo el resto de Europa. La enfermedad, Dickeya solani, ha sido vista por primera vez hace sólo siete años, ...
March 05, 2012
An aggressive strain of disease is a major threat to the country’s potato industry, a leading researcher has warned.
November 12, 2010
Northern Ireland Farm minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA has announced that a new strain of the potato disease Blackleg has been confirmed.
October 15, 2010
The Scottish Government has outlined further measures it is taking to prevent the spread of the highly aggressive potato bacterial pathogen Dickeya Solani.
October 10, 2010
Minimising risk of Dickeya solani infections in Scotland is a key policy for the Scottish government.