Our research and extension program aims to develop integrated management strategies for current and emerging potato and sugar beet diseases. Current investigations of pathogen biology, ecology, and disease epidemiology help us develop tools, including predictive models and remote sensing technologies, for use in effective and economical disease management.
Published on October 12, 2018
The potato variety trial and field day will be held August 29, 4-7 p.m. at Vandamme Farms in Rock Michigan. The feild day is funded by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission to evaluate varieties and educate potato farmers on new management practices.
Published on August 30, 2018
No additional late blight detections reported. Recent weather has increased risk to high levels in some northern Michigan growing regions.
Published on August 22, 2018
No additional late blight detections have been reported. Recent weather has increased risk to high levels in southern, central and eastern Michigan growing regions.
Published on August 15, 2018
Late blight has been confirmed on commercial potatoes in Monroe County. There are predicted high risk levels throughout southern growing regions.