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Got potato blight? There’s a hotline you can call

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KEEPING IT CLEAN: Potato blight is a constant problem, and working to grow a top-yielding crop involves key management moves. Prominent potato disease researchers and Syngenta have teamed up for 2018 to offer help.
Potato researchers and Syngenta team up again in 2018 to provide key info for the growing season.

Potato blight is a constant problem when growing spuds. Farmers are on the lookout for trouble, outbreaks and help in keeping their crops clean. Prominent potato researchers in key growing areas for spuds are teaming up with Syngenta to again offer the potato blight hotline for 2018.

Syngenta, which offers a range of products used in potato country, including CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato seed treatment, Elatus and Orondis fungicides and Minecto Pro insecticide, supports this hotline program that offers growers timely advice and updates from area researchers.

If you have potato blight questions, these disease researchers are available to help, and you can subscribe to text alert messages targeted to your region.

For 2018, the company has teamed up with researchers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington. In each state, there’s an 800 number hotline (see accompanying table) as well as a text alert system to which growers can subscribe for updates. To get those text notifications, all you have to do is type the state-specific code, shown in the table, to 97063.

Noted Kiran Shetty, Syngenta technical development lead: “These researchers are valuable resources of information for growers in their areas. I’m pleased that Syngenta can help these researchers spread their insights as widely as possible among the growers they serve.”

The table shows the resources available and the numbers to call. To learn more about what Syngenta offers to potato country, visit

Source: Syngenta

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