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Vegetable Crop Update – Late blight confirmation in MI potatoes July 6, 2016

July 6th, 2016 | Posted in: Crop Updates, News

We recently received notification of late blight in potatoes in Michigan’s Branch County, near Bronson (US-23). Please find the source article linked below. While outside of our midwestern region, late blight has also been confirmed in Franklin Co. Washington on potatoes as well. US-23 is sensitive to mefenoxam/metalaxyl in most cases and is the type that has predominated in potato-producing regions in recent years.

Late Blight in MI PotatoesLate Blight found in potatoes in Michigan’s Branch County

Late blight was found in Michigan potatoes July 5, 2016. Conditions remain conducive for late blight in irrigated potato crops.

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