FOCUS ON POTATO LAUNCHES NEW WEBCAST

Published online: Jan 03, 2011
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Focus on Potato, an industry resource for potato growers and consultants, has published its latest webcast, titled "Black Dot Root Rot of Potato" by Barry Jacobsen, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Montana State University.

Black Dot Root Rot, both a widespread and important disease of potatoes, is the
latest webcast title to be published in Focus on Potato, an industry crop management training resource for potato growers and consultants.

This 15-minute presentation, authored by Barry Jacobsen, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Montana State University, will give viewers an overview of the Black Dot Root Rot disease, as well as the options for controlling it.

Specifically, Dr. Jacobsen covers Black Dot's causal fungus, host range and
survivability. He also discusses potential yield losses from Black Dot, which range from 10 to 20 percent in commonly grown cultivars, and up to 40 percent in some inoculation experiments. Finally, Jacobsen helps users with diagnosis and treatment of this economically important disease.

View this Black Dot Root Rot presentation at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/potato/BlackDotRootRot/

Other presentations are available on the Focus on Potato website at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fop.

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