An article by Rosemary Gordon in Growing Produce, the online version of American Vegetable Grower, outlines the problems caused by Dickeya dianthicola that some potato growers in the Eastern U.S. are facing this summer. The article is looking for feedback from those potato growers affected by Dickeya either this summer or last as University researchers from across the country look to improve methods to detect, monitor, and develop management strategies for the pathogen. Dickeya, which is seed borne, has been shipped on seed of some potato varieties originating from Maine and Canada to 10 states along the East coast thus far this growing season. Feedback provided by growers go a long way in helping researchers develop and validate detection, monitoring, and management strategies. To read the article and help please see link below.
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