Growing potatoes is an intensive business. With so many variables to control to ensure crop success, it may seem simpler to keep a schedule; for example, spraying for all weeds when they are at an average stage of development and then spraying for disease every Monday. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Growers have been waiting for another option for managing rhizoctonia and now one is available. DuPont is releasing Vertisan this spring and the bonus is it contains new chemistry within Group 7 products. It also offers management of early blight as a foliar spray, giving growers another option for early blight. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
One day soon, you might be able to give your potato crop an extra boost from beneficial bacteria, thanks to some innovative studies by Ontario researchers. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
“This coming season, it is very important for growers to ensure the seed they will plant is healthy,” says Eugenia Banks, a potato specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Ever have a bin where, despite your best efforts to prevent rot, all you see are spoiled potatoes when you open the hatch? Applying fungicides or sprout inhibitors as the potatoes are placed in storage are obvious solutions, but what if the problem is the application or amount of the used product? Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!