Potatoes I

Thursday, February 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Nurse Crops in Potatoes

During the first three weeks after planting, potato soils are open to erosion.  nurse cropping is a possible option to try to explore, particularly on soils subject to erosion.  

John Jamison, University of Maine Potatoes

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

*Blackleg, Stem Rots, Dickeya, Pectobacterium Bacterial Soft Rot

Potato blackleg and bacterial soft rot have a wide range of causal agents. This presentation will cover the causal agents and why the same control measures do not have the same effectiveness on each pathogen.

Dr. Steve Johnson, University of Maine

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Growing Russets in PA: Can it be Done?

Bob Leiby, PA Cooperative Potato Growers, Inc

10:20AM - 10:40 AM

PA Potato Variety Trials

Xinshun Qu, Penn State University

10:40 AM - 11:15 AM

Potato Issues in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021

Bob Leiby, PA Cooperative Potato Growers, Inc