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Behind the Scenes: Potato Late Blight, There’s Blight on the Wisconsin Landscape!
Late blight caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s and 1850s. This disease and its related problems caused massive hunger, starvation and poverty, resulting in mass emigration from the region. This disease is still a concern today. The fungus which caused the Irish potato…
Disease Supplement #2
Disease Supplement #2 Read full update.
Wisconsin Late Blight Update
The late blight collected from potato in Portage County on Friday July 18, 2014 is of the US-8 genotype/strain. This type is resistant to mefenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides (ie: Ridomil) and is an A2 mating type. While all other Phytophthora infestans genotypes from the U.S. in 2014,…
Vegetable Crop Update #14
Vegetable Crop Update #14 Read full update.
In the July 2014 Badger Common’Tater
Managing Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance: New Tools and Strategies for the Next Decade Neonicotinoid insecticides have been the most common management tool for Colorado potato beetle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), infestations in cultivated potato for nearly 20 years. The relative ease of applying neonicotinoids…