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Pythium Leak of Potato

January 2016

By Lyndon Porter, Ph.D.
Research Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS Grain Legume and Physiology Work Station
Prosser, WA
Phone: 509-786-9237

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Summary: This presentation provides a synopsis of Pythium leak of potato. Growers, consultants, students and people interested in the potato industry will come to understand the pathogen, disease symptoms, epidemiology and management strategies associated with this worldwide disease of potato. Pythium leak can be a major storage disease and this presentation will discuss practices to limit issues in storage facilities. Development of resistance by the pathogen in the US to the fungicide metalaxyl will be discussed and its implications.

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