Seed potato certification is the process of assuring the quality of seed potatoes being marketed, usually done nationally according to regulated standards. Planting healthy seed potatoes is a key factor in maximizing the production of usable potatoes for consumption or processing. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has drawn up an international-reference quality Standard for Seed Potatoes to help producers do exactly this.
- Apple Scab
- Fire Blight
- Cedar Apple Rust
- The Summer Rots
- Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck
- Key Low-Spray and Organic Solutions
There are several key diseases that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify some diseases and to learn more about causes and solutions.
- Bacterial Canker
- Black Knot
- Phytophthora Root Rot
- Brown Rot
- Powdery Mildew
Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable.
An integrated pest management (IPM) system, or an integrated crop management (ICM) system can never be a prescriptive, ‘off the shelf’ package. A grower must look at all the options available to him or her and make an informed decision as to which measures to take. Because each farmer’s situation is different, the types of IPM measures they implement may vary between regions and often even from farm to farm.