Potato Webcast Focuses On Managing Glyphosate Issues

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has launched a new presentation in its Focus on Potato webcast resource. The latest webcast is titled “Effect of Glyphosate on Potatoes” (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/potato/Glyphosate/) by Dr. Andrew Robinson, Assistant Professor and Extension Potato Agronomist at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.

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Glyphosate can be a great solution for potato growers, especially for pre-plant control of weeds and volunteer grains. However, drift, tank contamination, and misapplication during the growing season can reduce the yield and quality of potato crops. Similar effects on seed potatoes can be found well into the following year.

In this month’s Focus on Potato webcast, Dr. Andrew Robinson helps practitioners in the potato industry better understand and identify the effects of glyphosate in potatoes and how it can be managed.

Specifically, he explains:

  • How glyphosate comes into contact with potatoes
  • Symptoms of glyphosate in potato plants and what you should look for
  • Symptoms of glyphosate residues in seed
  • Strategies for managing glyphosate issues

This 24-minute presentation is open access through August 31, 2013.These and other ‘Focus on Potato’ presentations can be viewed at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fop.