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Dickeya / Blackleg

Dickeya Blackleg: New Potato Disease Causing Major Impact
Dickeya blackleg, often just called Dickeya, is a new disease in the United States. It was severe in 2015 at least partly reflecting hotter weather than previous 2 years when the pathogen likely was present and is developing again in 2016.
Potato planting in Maine complete after winter dealing with Dickeya
Maine potato farmers have wrapped up planting and are hoping for a good year.
New ‘Focus on Potato’ Webcast Helps Potato Grower Minimize Spread of Blackleg
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.
Blemishes of Table Potatoes: Common Biotic Causes
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.
Dickeya Species pester Maine Seed Potato Growers
A little-understood bacteria is bringing back the older potato disease Blackleg and is threatening the reputation of Maine seed potatoes
Growers of the potato variety Lamoka used for chip processing have seen a higher than normal incidence of blackleg in their fields this summer.
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, ...
Friday, March 9, 2012
An aggressive strain of disease is a major threat to the country’s potato industry, a leading researcher has warned.
Monday, March 5, 2012