Diseases

Grape powdery mildew app goes global November 2016

Grape growers & winemakers around the world will be able to easily assess powdery mildew in the field with the help of a mobile app just released globally Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving postharvest tomato health, handling November 2016

Many health issues can develop after tomatoes are harvested, caused either by pathogens, physical injury, environmental extremes, or a combination Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Humigator helps potatoes stay disease-free, not shrink November 2016

An invention called a “humigator” is helping potato growers across the U.S. have yearlong control over their potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Second growth disorder reported in Ontario September 2016

Second growth is a physiological potato problem induced by soil temperatures of 24 C or above and water stress. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato IPM training module available online September 2016

An educational tool for growers with information about potato insect pests, diseases, viruses and disorders, is now available online. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Two potato fungicides to keep in mind in 2017 September 2016

Although harvest of the late maturing crop has not started yet, it is never too early to start thinking about disease management in 2017. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Manitoba potato insect report: Aug. 30 September 2016

Aphid counts increased slightly in Manitoba in August. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Dry summer, blight could mean smaller apple crop in Quebec September 2016

Drier conditions and a contagious blight that spread in some parts of Quebec could mean a smaller than average apple yield, according to one farmer. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Manitoba potato growers need to scout for late blight August 2016

Manitoba gardeners need to scout for late blight in their tomatoes and potatoes to protect the province’s 64,500 acres of commercial potato production Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Manitoba potato report: Aug. 9 August 2016

The number of new finds of late blight seems to have slowed down, even though the disease continues to be a concern. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Heat causing two potato problems July 2016

Two potato problems have developed due to high temperatures, writes Eugenia Banks in her latest Ontario potato update. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Late blight symptoms found in western Manitoba July 2016

Several fields in western Manitoba (Carberry area) reportedly have light blight symptoms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Quebec orchards worry blight could spell bad apple season July 2016

For apple farmer Mélanie Charbonneau, it's a worrying year for her Mont-Saint-Grégoire orchard. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PEI blueberries show some blight but crop on track July 2016

Prince Edward Island's blueberry crop is showing low levels of the botrytis blight thanks to the cold, damp weather in June. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Research identifies gene variant responsible for scrapie July 2016

Live goats can now be tested for scrapie susceptibility and resistance thanks to newly completed genetic research by a researcher at Trent University. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fire blight strikes orchards in the Laurentians July 2016

Apple farmers in the Laurentians are fighting to save their orchards from fire blight. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Late blight found in Michigan potato plant July 2016

Late blight was found in a potato plant near Bronson, Mich., this week. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Dickeya is coming June 2016

Potato growers are familiar with the problems that stem from blackleg and are adept at managing it. However, two new strains have been identified and one has been spreading in North America for the last two years. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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