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Posted 27 May 2014. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta and Universities Continue Partnership to Bring Potato Blight Hotlines to Growers in 2014

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (May 7, 2014)--Potato growers across the U.S. will continue to have access to expert disease updates in 2014, as Syngenta announced it will continue to offer toll-free potato blight hotlines in partnership with five universities. Sponsored by Revus Top® fungicide, the potato blight hotlines consist of expert researchers providing timely updates about current potato disease pressures throughout the growing season and in five different potato-growing regions. These updates are accessible with a phone call.


Researchers at universities in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington will provide the updates at the corresponding numbers:

• University of Idaho: 1-800-791-7195

• Michigan State University: 1-888-379-9012

• North Dakota State University: 1-888-482-7286

• Oregon State University: 1-800-705-3377

• Washington State University: 1-800-984-7400

“At Syngenta, we work hard to cultivate relationships within the potato industry,” said Steve Gomme, Syngenta potato portfolio head. “Our partnerships with these five institutions give growers quick, easy access to the latest local disease developments, with the goal of helping them produce the best possible potato crop.”

For more information on what Syngenta brings to the potato industry, visit

Melissa Lord