Syngenta Blight Hotlines Provide Resource for Growers

Published online: May 23, 2018 Articles, Fungicide
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Syngenta and prominent potato disease researchers will continue their partnerships on the potato blight hotlines in 2018. Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can call the hotlines for access to the latest updates on local disease pressures. As a longtime partner of the potato industry, Syngenta is proud to offer a strong product portfolio including CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato seed treatment, Elatus and Orondis fungicides and Minecto Pro insecticide to help growers get the most from their potato crops. In 2018, timely advice from area experts on the latest weather conditions, disease-control measures and disease pressures is just a phone call away.

To get notified when the hotline is updated, growers can subscribe to receive text message alerts by texting state-specific codes to 97063.


Hotline Number

To subscribe for text alerts, send text message:

Kasia Duellman

University of Idaho

(800) 791-7195

BLIGHTID to 97063

Jaime Willbur

Michigan State University

(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 are valuable sources of information for growers in their areas,” says Syngenta technical development lead Kiran Shetty. “I’m pleased that Syngenta can help these researchers spread their insights as widely as possible among the growers they serve.”

For more information about what Syngenta brings to the potato industry, visit