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July 26, 2014
Fungicide
Nathan Vine

Blight Report Highlights Need for Research

While Wisconsin farmers are dealing with a recent report of disease in a local potato crop, they are joining researchers to figure out how to engineer the spuds to avoid such problems.
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July 24, 2014
Fungicide
Vicky Boyd

Resistant Blight Found in Wisconsin

Late blight was confirmed in a potato field in Portage County, Wis., July 18, but it's not the same strain as has been found elsewhere this year.
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July 11, 2014
Fungicide
Coral Beach

Late Blight Confirmed in Midwest

Michigan State University Extension officials have confirmed late blight in a potato crop south of the Michigan-Indiana border and are recommending growers treat their crops with a translaminar fungicide.
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June 26, 2014
Fungicide

Syngenta Introduces Solatenol Fungicide : New fungicide controls rusts, many different leaf spots, apple scab, powdery mildew and Rhizoctonia

Syngenta has unveiled plans for the introduction of a new active ingredient. Solatenol will be available under four products for use on several crops, including potatoes.
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June 05, 2014
Fungicide

Tracking Blight Pathogen to Ancestral Home May Aid in Global Fight

The cause of potato late blight and the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s has been tracked to a pretty alpine valley in central Mexico.
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May 14, 2014
Fungicide
Harriet Jarlett

Breakthrough in Understanding Swarming Potato Blight Spores

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how microbial spores, which caused the infamous Irish potato famine are so successful at infecting plants.
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May 11, 2014
Fungicide

Syngenta, Universities Partner to Bring Blight Hotlines to Growers : Top university researchers offer tips about current potato disease pressures

Potato growers across the U.S. will continue to have access to expert disease updates in 2014, as Syngenta announced it will continue to offer toll-free potato blight hotlines in partnership with five universities.
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March 08, 2014
Fungicide, Insecticide

Controlling Zebra Chip From Inside Out

Zebra chip disease in potatoes is currently being managed by controlling the potato psyllid with insecticides. But one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist is trying to manage the disease symptoms with alternative methods and chemistries.
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February 22, 2014
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Proposed Changes to the Workforce Protection Standards: Regulations surrounding farmworker protections updated

Washington — The EPA on Thursday announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standards. This is the first time in 21 years that the rules and regulations concerning American farmworkers and pesticide safety will be updated.
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February 18, 2014
Fungicide

New GM Potato ‘Immune to Famine Fungus’

A new strain of British genetically modified potato appears to be immune to the devastating fungus responsible for the great Irish famine of 1845, research has shown.
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