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Mixed weather patterns across many regions in the UK and Ireland is leading to localised outbreaks of late blight in potatoes. Main crop varieties are closing in on the burndown phase but much of the planted area has up to three weeks left and grow...
The evolution of new blight strains 36_A2 and 37_A2 continue to present big challenges to growers. Belchim Crop Protection offer guidance for growers based on studies in the UK and other European countries.
Zorvec® is playing an important role in north-west England where ProCam County Crops Agronomist John Cairns looks after in excess of 250ha of potatoes.
Rain showers and warming temperatures have heightened the threat of potato blight with Hutton Criteria disease warnings declared across many of the UK’s key growing regions.
A revolutionary co-formulated fungicide for the prevention of late blight in UK and Irish potato crops will be available for farmers to use during the 2020 growing season.
Late Blight control strategies in the United Kingdom will have to change this season if potato growers are to combat the spread of a new aggressive, fungicide-insensitive/ resistant strain of the disease, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.
Resistance occurs when a pathogen becomes so insensitive to a fungicide that the fungicide’s field performance is impaired. Resistance can arise rapidly and completely so that disease control is lost in a single step. More commonly, resistance deve...
A potential "Achilles heel" for potato blight has been discovered following a collaboration between scientists in Dundee and China. They have identified a potato enzyme that, if removed, could prevent the fungal disease taking hold.
Late blight is a serious and widespread disease of the Solanaceae family. It is often called potato blight or tomato blight as it particularly affects these crops, and can destroy a tomato or potato crop in as little as 10 days. However the causal pa...
Potato and tomato blight, properly called late blight, is a disease of the foliage and fruit or tubers of tomatoes and potatoes, causing rotting. It is most common in wet weather.