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NDAWN Potato Blight App (05/10/18)

We are excited to announce that we will posting the potato Blightline on a new app, called NDAWN Potato Blight.

NDAWN Potato Blight App

 We are excited to announce that we will posting the potato Blightline on a new app, called NDAWN Potato Blight. The NDAWN Potato Blight app is available on Apple and Android phones and tablets (z.umn.edu/potatoapp). The app is designed to provide field-specific information of when environmental conditions are favorable for early blight and late blight by entering in key field information. Blightline messages and alerts will be sent through this app to potato growers in North Dakota and Minnesota.

In previous years, the late blight and early blight models that were used for all potato acres in North Dakota were based on one average emergence and row closure date for the state of North Dakota and therefore not accounting for individual field information. Potatoes can be planted during a two-month period from late April to late June in North Dakota and Minnesota; therefore, making this model inaccurate for some potato acres. The field-specific model now available on the NDAWN Potato Blight app will more accurately predict the best time to apply protectant fungicides to each potato field. Included in the app is a real-time weather data from any NDAWN station. A video tutorial on how to use the app can be found at z.umn.edu/appvideo.

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Andy Robinson

NDSU/U of M Extension Potato Agronomist

 

Gary Secor

NDSU, Plant Pathologist

 

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