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Seed Borne Late Blight of Potato

Mary L. Powelson, Robin Ludy, Heather Partipilo, Debra A. Inglis, Babette Gundersen, and Mike Derie

29 January 2002

Management Recommendation(s)

Optimum effectiveness against Phytophthora infestans is achieved when products are applied to potato seed pieces immediately following cutting, as none are effective against established infections. Seed treatment reduces the risk of seed transmission of late blight and enhances stand establishment and plant vigor.


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