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Zebra Chip Disease of Potatoes

By Dr. Gary Secor
Professor of Plant Pathology
North Dakota State University
Walster Hall 306
Fargo, ND 58105
Phone: 701-231-7076

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This presentation will provide an overview of this new disease of potatoes that has become important in the southwestern and midwest regions of the US since its discovery in the mid-1990's. The presentation is intended to help educate growers, consultants, practitioners and allied industry personnel identify and understand the basic aspects of zebra chip. The presentation shows numerous color photos of disease symptoms, explains the field aspects including host range, pathogen and vector, and management practices that will help manage this disease.

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