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  • Managing Soil Health for Root and Tuber Crops (E3343)

    Published on September 12, 2016
    Soil health influences both yield and quality in root and tuber crops such as potato, sugar beet and carrot.

  • Tuber Soft Rot, Blackleg and Aerial Stem Rot (E3339)

    Published on April 15, 2016
    This 4-page bulletin from MSU discusses the symptoms of each disease, depicted with full-color photos. The annual cycle of the diseases is both explained in the text as well as visually with a graphic and discusses management strategies.

  • Toxic Seed Piece Syndrome (E3336)

    Published on March 31, 2016
    This 3-page bulletin from Michigan State University details the symptoms of the disease using full-color photos. It discusses TSPS in Michigan as well as monitoring and management.

  • Managing Manure in Potato and Vegetable Systems (E2893)

    Published on February 16, 2016
    Both short-term yield benefits and long-term soil building can occur through the addition of organic matter.

  • Nitrogen Management for Michigan Potatoes (E2779)

    Published on February 12, 2016
    Optimizing nitrogen (N) use achieves multiple goals. It enhances tuber quality and storeability, preserves groundwater quality and minimizes costs.

  • Integrated Pest Management Scouting in Vegetable Crops (E3293)

    Published on November 23, 2015
    Scouting and monitoring for pests is a critical step in quantifying the potential damage that can be caused by a pest and implementing management strategies that are appropriately timed for maximum effect.

  • Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (E0312)

    Published on November 11, 2015
    This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease control measures for commercial growers. A version of this publication is available at

  • Lime for Michigan Soils (E0471)

    Published on November 10, 2015
    This bulletin covers the nature of soil acidity, the need and importance of liming the soil to neutralize acidity, comparisons of various liming materials and their neutralizing values, and guidelines for liming soils for crops grown in Michigan.

  • A Pocket Guide to Disease Scouting in Potatoes (E2998)

    Published on October 27, 2015
    A guide full of information to help identify potato diseases.

  • Potato Diseases: Pink Rot (E2993)

    Published on October 23, 2015
    Pink Rot: Phytophthora erythroseptica Pethyb. (Oomycetes, Peronosporales)

  • Potato Diseases: Common Scab of Potato (E2990)

    Published on October 23, 2015
    Common Scab: Streptomyces scabies (Thaxter) Waksman & Henrici. (Actinobacteria, Actinomycetales)

  • Potato Early Die Complex (E3207)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    Potato early die complex is an annual production concern for commercial potato growers and is one of the most economically devastating disease complexes in Michigan potato production.

  • Botrytis Blight (E3205)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    Botrytis blight or grey mold (tan spot) is a common disease in Michigan potato fields. The disease is often observed on stems and leaves but when inoculum levels are high, the disease can also be seen on tubers.

  • Potato Late Blight Risk Monitoring

    Published on July 26, 2012
    The Michigan Potato Diseases Late Blight Risk Monitoring website is a tool for vegetable growers to estimate environmental conditions.