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Special Late Blight Spore Trapping Network report for June 29 - July 6

Special Late Blight Spore Trapping Network report for June 29 - July 6

Two sites had positive confirmation of late blight spore DNA in this first report of 2020. Late blight has not been confirmed in any potato fields.

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Spud Scoop July 3, 2020

Spud Scoop July 3, 2020

NDSU Extension and University of Minnesota are excited to introduce a growing season newsletter that will combine information for potato growers. Welcome to Spud Scoop. Late blight has not been reported in ND, MN or MB. The number of herbicide injury problems in potato have been more commonplace. Aphid trap capture overall was very low with few aphids being recovered in traps.

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Potato Blightline 27 June 2020

Potato Blightline 27 June 2020

Late blight has not been reported in ND, MN or MB. Accumulated late blight severity values remain low in single digits, except for extreme northwestern MN where severity values have reached the threshold value of 15.

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Potato Blightline 20 June 2020

Potato Blightline 20 June 2020

This is the first issue of the 2020 NDSU Potato Blightline. There have been some changes to the Blightline this year. The telephone hotline is not available, but the Blightline will be sent to our list serve recipients and be available at http://z.umn.edu/spud. Late blight severity values and maps are still available on NDAWN as in the past at https://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/potato-late-blight.html.

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2019 Crop Year Research Reports

2019 Crop Year Research Reports

The 2019 potato crop year research reports from Minnesota Area II Potato Research and Promotion Council and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association are available. Research covers research completed in 2019 in potato production for North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Herbicide Injury in Potato

Herbicide Injury in Potato

Herbicide injury in potato can originate from herbicide residues in seed tubers, soil carryover of herbicides and exposure of the leaves to herbicides during the growth of the plant. As a result, potatoes can have poor emergence, chlorosis, necrosis, growth reduction, misshapen tubers, reduced yield and nonacceptable residues. Injury symptoms can be expresses in the foliage and/or tubers. This poster is intended to help diagnosis injury in potato.

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Plant Back of Non-Certified Seed Potato Tubers in North Dakota and Minnesota (A1946)

Plant Back of Non-Certified Seed Potato Tubers in North Dakota and Minnesota (A1946)

From time to time there are shortages in the seed supply and some growers want to plant back non-certified seed. The objective of this article is to cover these rules for North Dakota and Minnesota and discuss how to select the best seed tubers.

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Schedule for Research Reporting Conference and International Crop Expo

Schedule for Research Reporting Conference and International Crop Expo

The schedules for the NPPGA Research Reporting Conference and the International Crop Expo is available. We look forward to discussing potato production with the potato growers and industry at these events.

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North Dakota Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2019

North Dakota Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2019

This article contains the results of the 2019 non-irrigated red- and yellow-skinned trials. Trials were conducted near Hoople, ND in a commercial field. The cultivars or advanced selections grown were selected based on grower interest and industry needs.

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Keep Calm and Keep Eating Potatoes

Keep Calm and Keep Eating Potatoes

The French fry supply is being questioned if it will cause a shortage this year. Most years a surplus of potatoes are produced, but it seems this year's supply is much tighter. There was an estimated 93% of potatoes harvested in the United States. There's no need to panic. My advice, keep calm and keep eating potatoes.

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