Webinar helps spud growers manage silver scurf

07/10/2012 05:40:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Silver scurf has become an increasingly problematic potato disease since its discovery in the early 1900s.

The disease can cause widespread losses in fresh-market potatoes as well as those stored for long periods, according to a news release.

To help growers combat the fungal disease, the non-profit Plant Management Network has launched a free webinar on its Focus on Potato site.

The 38-minute session is hosted by Phil Hamm, a plant pathology professor at Oregon State University.

Hamm will discuss a season-long approach to disease management, starting at planting and ending with storage.

The webinar will be accessible through Oct. 31.

You also can view previous Focus on Potato webinars on the Plant Management Network's site.

The non-profit Plant Management Network is a collaborative effort among the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society and Crop Science Society of America.



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