Blight hotline helps potato growers stay ahead of disease

Syngenta recognizes the impact the hotlines have had for potato growers over the past several years.
Syngenta recognizes the impact the hotlines have had for potato growers over the past several years. | File photo
The late blight hotlines will continue to be sponsored by Syngenta and Orondis Opti fungicide for the 2016 potato growing season.

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.

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