The hotlines help farmers stay ahead of the disease with updates and recommendations from researchers with information about weather, disease pressures and scouting for five key potato-growing regions.
Local updates can be obtained by calling one of the following numbers:
University of Idaho: 800-791-7195
Mid-Michigan Consulting: 888-379-9012
North Dakota State University: 888-482-7286
Oregon State University: 800-705-3377
Washington State University: 800-984-7400
Syngenta recognizes the impact the hotlines have had over the past several years.
“The researchers that contribute updates to these hotlines have shared a great deal of knowledge and insight over the years,” Kiran Shetty, Syngenta technical development lead, said. “The hotlines are a great way for Syngenta to help make sure their expertise is readily available to the growers that need it. And this year, the hotlines are fittingly sponsored by new Orondis Opti fungicide, which provides excellent control of late blight. It is a partnership in which Syngenta is proud to take part.”
Syngenta also encourages growers to connect with the company and other growers through social.SyngentaUS.com and on Twitter @Syngenta and @SyngentaUS.