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Syngenta potato blight hotlines deliver insights to growers

05.25.17

  • Potato disease updates for five major growing regions
  • Information from respected potato researchers
GREENSBORO, N.C., USA – Long-standing partnerships between Syngenta and key researchers on the potato blight hotlines continue in 2017. The hotlines, sponsored by Syngenta, provide growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington access to local information about disease pressures. Syngenta is a longtime partner of the potato industry with a strong product portfolio including CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Potato seed treatment, Elatus® and Orondis® fungicides and Minecto® Pro insecticide to support growers. As in years past, advice from area experts on weather conditions, disease-control measures and infection confirmations is just a phone call away.

This year, in an effort to make updates available faster than ever, growers can subscribe to receive text messages alerting them when the hotlines they choose are updated.

Pathologist/Affiliate Hotline
Number
To subscribe for text
alerts, send text message:
Dr. Kasia Kinzer
University of Idaho
1-800-791-7195 BLIGHTID to 97063
Mr. Rob Schafer
Schafer Agronomy
1-888-379-9012 BLIGHTMI to 97063
Dr. Neil Gudmestad
North Dakota State University
1-888-482-7286 BLIGHTND to 97063
Dr. Ken Frost
Oregon State University
1-800-705-3377 BLIGHTOR to 97063
Dr. Dennis Johnson
Washington State University
1-800-984-7400 BLIGHTWA to 97063

“These researchers communicate a great deal of valuable information through the hotlines,” said Kiran Shetty, Ph.D., Syngenta technical development lead. “Timing is crucial to disease management, so the sooner Syngenta can provide their insights to growers the better.”

For more information about what Syngenta brings to the potato industry, visit syngenta-us.com/crops/potatoes. Join the conversation online – connect with us at social.SyngentaUS.com.

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