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The Syngenta Field Report features information and experts from Syngenta sharing observations about issues growers are dealing with in the fields.
The most recent disease to hit the country’s potato acreage threatens to wield a direct blow to the thriving processed potato market at large. Named after the thin striping it causes, zebra chip, once confined to Texas and other Southwestern potato-growing regions, is steadily spreading northward. The discovery of potato psyllids in southern Idaho carrying the bacterium that causes zebra chip—Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum—in 2011 and again in 2012 confirms that the disease has now reached North America’s largest potato production area. Read more.
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