Pests, Diseases and Deviations

The phyto-sanitary status and quality of certified seed potatoes are of the utmost importance.  Listed below are useful links with information and photographs of pests, diseases and deviations to add to the knowledge of role players in the seed potato industry. 


-    NEW - Tuta absoluta

-    NEW - Fall Army Worm - Pest Alert Media Release

-    NEW - Fall Army Worm - Interim Pest Control Guideline

-    Application of Electrotherapy for the Elimination of Potato Potyviruses

-    Brown Rot of Potato

-    Potential remedy for Black leg and Bacterial soft rot discovered

-    Mosaic Virus Symptoms in Potato Crops and the Occurrence of Growth Cracking in Tubers

-    Control of blackleg and tuber soft rot of potato caused by Pectobacterium and Dickeya species: a review

-    Control of Powdery Scab of Potato: Towards Integrated Disease Management

-    Multiplex PCR for the Simultaneous Identification and Detection of Meloidogyne incognita, M. enterolobii, and M. javanica
Using DNA Extracted Directly from Individual Galls

-    Soft Rot Disease Severity Is Affected by Potato Physiology and Pectobacterium taxa

-    Potato Cyst Nematode: A management guide

-    Genetic characterisation of Pectobacterium wasabiae causing soft rot disease of potato in New Zealand

-    Potato virus Y: An Evolving Concern for Potato Crops in the United States and Canada

-    Interactions with Hosts at Cool Temperatures, Not Cold Tolerance, Explain the Unique Epidemiology of Ralstonia
Race 3 Biovar 2

-    Potato soil-borne diseases. A review

-    Tuber transmission of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' and its association with zebra chip on potato in New Zealand

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