In his final column, Dr. Nolte reflects how managing potato pests and diseases has changed in the past 20 years and where it may be heading.
If you understand the role oxygen, and its lack, plays in potato diseases, you’ll be better equipped to battle them.
It sometimes seems that culls and volunteers survive even winter conditions, while your desired crop needs coddling. Taking a look at how feral potatoes behave will give you insights that will help you get the results you need for your crop.
The skins of all varieties are edible, but appearance and periderm health both play an important role in whether people will want to eat them or not.
Potatoes can’t be improved during storage, but with good management you can keep them from getting any worse.
Conditions favoring disease development and spread have led to the establishment of early warning or forecast programs for late blight and early blight.
Researchers have been investigating the enhancement of oxidative qualities through breeding potato selections that are considerably higher in antioxidants than those currently available.
One of the reasons Russet Burbank is still around while other varieties have gone by the wayside is that it is relatively consistent in its performance.
Part of being prepared for unusual weather patterns means being on the lookout for problematic pathogens and other pests.
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Recommendations on cutting potato seed tubers.
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