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  • Prepare Management Plan for Rhizoctonia in Potatoes

    As we head into fall harvest, you may be thinking about next year’s planting. With the unpredictability of spring weather, growers should be prepared for diseases that sprout up during periods of low temperature. At the top of this list is Rhizoctonia, a pathogen that prefers cool, moist conditions and leads to poor stands and stunted plants. Rhizoctonia overwinters on infected tubers, in plant residue and infested soils. Black scurf is the most noticeable sign…

Agronomic image of potato pests