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Contents tagged with Potato

4 December 2018

Black dot is one of the most important blemish diseases for the potato packing industry and can cause a significant decrease in produce quality through downgrading and consequent economic loss. This guide is aimed at helping growers and store managers manage the risk of damages from this disease.

30 January 2019

Of all pests and diseases of potatoes in Great Britain, infestation by potato cyst nematodes (PCN), or eelworms, is the most damaging. Yield losses depend on pest populations, soil type and potato variety, with a range of 1–35% in trials, with infestations at 10–20 eggs per gram of soil.

24 October 2019

Combined quality and yield losses make PVY the most damaging of the potato viruses. PVY has considerable biological, serological and molecular variability making specific detection difficult.

24 October 2019

Watery Wound Rot or Leak is a vigorous rot of lifted tubers caused by the fungus Pythium ultimum. It is widespread and common but only occasionally serious in a crop.

24 October 2019

Tubers, stolons and occasionally leaf stalks affected, but not roots. Tubers may bear cauliflower-like tumours at the eyes or whole tuber may become shapeless warted mass.

24 October 2019

Violet Root Rot (Helicobasidium purpureum) is a disease of some vegetable crops including potatoes.

24 October 2019

Verticillium wilt is a fungal disease of the vascular tissue of potato and most commercial cultivars are susceptible.

24 October 2019

TNV is a rare tuber blemish disease with no haulm symptoms. The disease is also known as ‘ABC’ disease named after three symptom categories first described in the Netherlands.

24 October 2019

TRV is one of two viruses causing spraing in potato that is most commonly associated with tuber internal blemishing.

24 October 2019

PMTV is one of two viruses causing spraing in potato. Infections are commonly associated with tuber internal blemishing (see also TRV). This is a significant cause of rejections of both ware and processing crops. Symptoms do not increase during storage.

24 October 2019

Skin spot (Polyscytalum pustulans) is a fungal disease of potato tubers which is generally symptomless until after approximately 2 months of storage, when the infected tissue begins to show spots on some varieties.

24 October 2019

Silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani) is a ubiquitous fungal blemish disease of potatoes.