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New Focus on Potato: Practical Management of Powdery Scab

New Focus on Potato: Practical Management of Powdery Scab

This presentation will aid consultants and growers in understanding how to identify powdery scab of potato and manage this disease using an integrated approach to control. Key symptoms used to identify the various stages of the disease will be described and contrasted with other similar problems. Details of the pathogen, host, disease cycle, and environmental factors affecting symptom development, will be discussed. Much attention will be given to management options for this disease including avoiding the disease, measuring the inoculum load in soil, making the appropriate cultivar selections based upon the field history, resistance of a given cultivar, inoculum levels, and environment, and utilizing specific chemical control when warranted. Understanding the full integration of several different strategies for the producer are key to managing this potentially devastating and hard to control disease.

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New Focus on Potato: Fungicide Management of Rhizoctonia Canker and Black Scurf

New Focus on Potato: Fungicide Management of Rhizoctonia Canker and Black Scurf

Rhizoctonia canker and black scurf causes economic loss to potato growers by decreasing tuber quality, and yield in severe cases. This webinar will focus on how fungicides can be used effectively to manage this disease.

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"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

"Planned-overs" Save Time and Money

I always run out of time to prepare food after I get home from work. I grab take-out food too often for my budget. I have some time on Sunday afternoons to do some cooking, but I could use some ideas.

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2016 Crop Year Potato Research Reports

2016 Crop Year Potato Research Reports

The research reports from potato trials funded by the MN Area II Potato Council and Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) from 2016 are now available. This reports cover agronomy, breeding, entomology, fertility, nematology, plant pathology, weed science and other important topics to potato growers.

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Northern Plains Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2016

Northern Plains Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2016

A report on red- and yellow-skinned potato cultivar trial conducted in Big Lake, MN. Information on potato graded yield, tuber number, stems per plant and vigor estimation.

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Managing Lenticel Spot on Potato Tubers

Managing Lenticel Spot on Potato Tubers

Lenticels in potato tubers are an unsightly blemish. These blemishes may reduce marketability of tubers and be an entry point for pathogens. Learn about how lenticel spot is caused and tips on managing this disorder.

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MN Area II Short Course Schedule

MN Area II Short Course Schedule

The MN Area II Potato Growrs 26th Annual Educational Workshop will be held on March 1, 2017 at Jack and Jim's Event Center in Duelm, MN. This workshop gives us the opportunity to get together, learn and share ideas. We feel this program will be useful to everyone in the potato industry. We hope to see you there.

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Try These Healthful Snack Ideas for 2017

Try These Healthful Snack Ideas for 2017

Allie Benson, R.D., L.R.D., Program Assistant, NDSU Extension Service

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