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July 28, 2016
Noah Rosenzweig, Saltanat Mambetova, Robert Schafer and Luke Steere

More Late Blight in Michigan

Late blight was found in three more potato fields in Michigan’s St. Joseph County this week.
July 28, 2016

Test Detects Viruses Faster, Cheaper

A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year.
July 27, 2016
Fungicide, Irrigation, Potato Harvesting

Weather Devastates N.D. Crop

The heart of northeastern North Dakota’s potato country was devastated by baseball-sized hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last week.
July 27, 2016

Water Resilience that Flows

Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. But communities can build resilience to water resource stress.
July 27, 2016

NPC Joins Ag Coalition for Cuba

The National Potato Council has joined the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, whose goal is to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and ag exports.
July 26, 2016
Herbicide, Insecticide

Enhancing Biodiversity Aids Agriculture

The connectedness of pollinators and biodiversity is a focus that many in the agriculture community take seriously every week of the year—and for good reason.
July 25, 2016
Noah Rosenzweig, Luke Steere, Ray Hammerschmidt and William Kirk.

Tuber Soft Rot, Blackleg and Aerial Stem Rot

Tuber soft rot, blackleg and aerial stem rot are important potato diseases caused by closely related species of bacteria.
July 25, 2016
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Lso-positive Psyllids Increase in Idaho

Numerous potato psyllids collected last week in Idaho’s Magic and Treasure Valleys tested positive for Lso, the bacterium that causes zebra chip.
July 22, 2016
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes

Seed Treatments Fight Rhizoctonia

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