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Blightline June 20, 2017

Blightline June 20, 2017

No late blight has been reported in ND or MN. Late blight severity values are just beginning to accumulate, particularly in northeast North Dakota.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Appreciation Day

ND Extension Master Gardener held Volunteer Appreciation Day and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at Loftsgard Hall on NDSU's campus in Fargo, ND. Guest speaker Phaidra Yunker from Baker Garden and Gift presented, as did Master Gardener Coordinator, Esther McGinnis.

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Colorado Potato Beetle Update

Colorado Potato Beetle Update

Several different locations in the Red River Valley are experiencing emerging Colorado potato beetles. Here is some information from Dr. Ian MacRae on this emerging issue.

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Blightline June 12, 2017

Blightline June 12, 2017

No late blight has been reported in ND or MN.

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Welcome to Blightline 2017!

Welcome to Blightline 2017!

Welcome to the first NDSU Potato Blightline for 2017 sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection. We are up and running for the 23rd consecutive year of operation. The Blightline includes disease forecasting and control recommendations for late blight and early blight, and other potato disease and insect information on a local and national basis. The Blightline is updated weekly, or more often if late blight is present, through mid-September.

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Controlling Volunteer Potato Plants

Controlling Volunteer Potato Plants

Volunteer potato plants are emerging in North Dakota and have been found in soybean and corn fields. Volunteer potatoes are a susceptible host for late blight, because they are not continually treated with fungicides. How can you control volunteer potato plants?

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Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Try these questions to see what you know about summer food safety.

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How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

I heard that June is “Dairy Month.” I am confused about how long I can store dairy foods. Please help me decode the dates.

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Try Some Super Kale

Try Some Super Kale

Anna Johnson, Concordia College Dietetic Intern

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Late Blight in Potato

Late Blight in Potato

The primary host is potato, but P. infestans also can infect other solanaceous plants, including tomatoes, petunias and hairy nightshade, that can act as source of inoculum to potato. In North America, late blight survives between seasons in infected seed tubers, cull piles and volunteer plants. Knowing the symptoms and disease cycle of this rapidly destructive disease is necessary to implement management options.

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Potato Seed Calculation

Potato Seed Calculation

A pertinent subject for the season is calculating planting rates. Here is a table that can help you calculate the amount of potato seed needed to plant at different row widths, within-row spacing, and by seed piece size. Formulas are available in the tables to enable to user to put their own numbers in if the preset numbers do not accurately represent planting on your farm.

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May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Did you know that bones can become so weak that a sneeze can lead to a break? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can occur in men and women.

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Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

I heard that we can grow gardens that are "good for our eyes." I know that carrots are eye-healthy. What other vegetables are good for our eyes?

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