September 5, 2012
PROACTIVE APPROACH TO ZC, PSYLLIDS
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Last year, zebra chip made headlines when the potato disease caught a couple of Columbia Basin growers off guard and devastated their crop.
This year, potato growers appear more aware of the problem and are taking steps to prevent similar occurrences, said Phil Hamm, an Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist and director of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
And despite last year's bad news, he said growers should view zebra chip as just another disease they need to scout for and manage.
SOURCE: The Grower
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