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Potato Diseases

Potato Defects and Diseases

Potato mop-top virus response closes out
A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management.
Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington
Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
WSU Researchers looking at nature itself for help to defend potatoes against threats
WSU plant pathologists Kiwamu Tanaka and Cynthia Gleason are exploring novel approaches to protect the potato crops against nematodes and scab - mobilizing nature itself.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.
Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.