The disease causes the potato industry millions of dollars annually in reduced yields and increased management costs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a three-year, $3.9 million grant to a multi-state, multi-disciplinary project designed to learn more about the disease and develop best management practices for growers. Charlie Rush, a Texas AgriLife research plant pathologist in Amarillo, leads the effort.
Read more about zebra chip and the project at http://agrilife.org.
To view an informational webinar from the non-profit Plant Management Network about zebra chip, visit http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.com.