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  • Black scurf on a potato

    Spring control of Rhizoctonia in PNW potatoes

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Now’s the time to take control of Rhizoctonia canker, or as some growers know it, black scurf. You’ve bought disease-free seed, but Rhizoctonia is already in the soil waiting to infect your crop. This can cause all sorts of grief to start your season, including slowed-down emergence, a reduced stand and/or weakened plants. As the disease progresses, it can stunt plants, cause the formation of aerial tubers and even turn leaves a purplish…

Weed control at corn harvest