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Silver Scurf Management in Potatoes

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PNW 596
Pub. Date: 2013

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Silver scurf, a fungal disease that causes blemishes that make potatoes appear “dirty,” has plagued North American potato production for the past thirty years. Its unsightly appearance discourages consumers, even though the tuber is still edible. After discussing the basics of the disease (like its life cycle) and providing many color photographs of afflicted potatoes, this 2013 publication surveys a number of best management practices (seed selection, crop rotation, seed treatments, management of die-down, sanitation, harvest, and storage) that will strengthen your knowledge of the pest and help you to minimize its incidence in your operation.

Authors: Philip Hamm, Dennis Johnson, Jeff Miller, Nora Olsen and Phillip Nolte

7 pages


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