Zebra chip discovery in Pacific Northwest spuds raises questions

11/18/2011 05:58:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

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.


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