Can I do anything to prevent potato scab?

Asked May 25, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT

Can I do anything to prevent potato scab?

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

Hello,
Potato scab is a soilborne pathogen. Therefore, practicing crop rotation is a good place to start. Plant your potatoes in a new place each year, also, using resistant cultivars can also help. Russets can be less susceptible to the disease. Below are some publications about scab and potatoes that will provide additional information.
http://www.potatodiseases.org/scab.html

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/sites/default/files/ec1004.pdf

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