Syngenta Blight Hotlines Deliver Insights

Potato disease updates for five major growing regions from respected potato researchers

Published online: May 26, 2017 Fungicide
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Longstanding partnerships between Syngenta and key researchers on the potato blight hotlines continue in 2017. The hotlines, sponsored by Syngenta, provide growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington access to local information about disease pressures. 

Syngenta is a longtime partner of the potato industry with a strong product portfolio including CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato seed treatment, Elatus and Orondis fungicides, and Minecto Pro insecticide to support growers. As in years past, advice from area experts on weather conditions, disease-control measures and infection confirmations is just a phone call away through the hotlines.

This year, in an effort to make updates available faster than ever, growers can subscribe to receive text messages alerting them when the hotlines they choose are updated.


Hotline Number

To subscribe for text alerts, send text message:

Kasia Kinzer

University of Idaho

(800) 791-7195

BLIGHTID to 97063

Rob Schafer

Schafer Agronomy

(888) 379-9012

BLIGHTMI to 97063

Neil Gudmestad

North Dakota State University

(888) 482-7286

BLIGHTND to 97063

Ken Frost

Oregon State University

(800) 705-3377

BLIGHTOR to 97063

Dennis Johnson

Washington State University

(800) 984-7400

BLIGHTWA to 97063

“These researchers communicate a great deal of valuable information through the hotlines,” says Kiran Shetty, Syngenta technical development lead. “Timing is crucial to disease management, so the sooner Syngenta can provide their insights to growers, the better.”

For more information about what Syngenta brings to the potato industry, click here.