New PVY bulletin available
Helpful guide for seed potato growers from Cooperative Extension, Univ. of WI. Order copies or download.
|See http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Management-of-Potato-Virus-Y-PVY-in-Wisconsin-Seed-Potato-Production--P1503.aspx for more information.|
Potato loads rejected
New potato virus strain has industry on edge.
|See http://www.magicvalley.com/business/agriculture/2bca0e56-1c24-51a8-8745-a2b29c151e66.html for more information.|
Factsheet - PVY management for the seed potato producer.
|See http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/CIS/CIS1165.pdf for more information.|
4-8 August 2012Special Session on PVY at APS Annual MeetingAPS Symposium on PVYProvidence, RI
9-11 January 2013Potato Expo 2013www.potato-expo.comLas Vegas, NV
Funded primarily by the USDA NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) with additional funding from the Idaho Potato Commission and support from seed certification agencies in WI, MT, ID, MN, ME, NY, CO, and OR.
Learn about Potato Virus Y (PVY) and why this potato disease has become a major concern to the potato industry—potato growers, seed certifiers, scientists, potato food companies, and consumers of potatoes and potato products.
Diminish virus in seed stocks and halt virus spread by improving PVY management strategies used by growers and seed certifiers.
PVY has re-emerged as a serious disease of seed potatoes in the United States. Two major contributing factors:
1. Popular potato varieties that express mild or no leaf mosaic symptoms, hindering detection of PVY-infected seed potatoes.
2. Emergence in the USA of new 'strains' or types of PVY that can cause tuber defects.
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