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Potato Viruses Y and A VIRUS

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Potato Viruses Y and A (PVY and PVA) is the second most important potato virus. It is perpetuated through infected tubers and transmitted by aphids in a nonpersistent manner. Potatoes yield losses may reach 80%.

Symptoms of Potato Viruses Y and A

Symptoms of […]

Potato Leafroll Virus

Potato Leafroll Virus (PLRV) is the most important potato virus and occurs common in all countries. Potatoes yield losses in highly susceptible cultivars can reach 90%. […]

Control of Fusarium and Verticillium Wilts while Potato Growing

Avoid using any solanaceous crop (potato, tomato, pepper, eggplant) in the rotation. In case of Verticillium wilt also avoids the use of strawberries and raspberries, which are highly susceptible. […]

Common Scab

Scab is a common tuber defect in most potato-growing regions, although usually not where soils are very acid. The causal organism has been introduced into most potato soils. It affects only quality, not yield. […]