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Syngenta blight hotlines provide resource for potato growers

  • Timely potato disease information for key growing regions in 2018
  • Updates from respected potato researchers with regional expertise

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, May 22, 2018 –Syngenta and prominent potato disease researchers will continue their partnerships on the potato blight hotlines in 2018. Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can call the hotlines for access to the latest updates on local disease pressures. As a longtime partner of the potato industry, Syngenta is proud to offer a strong product portfolio including CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Potato seed treatment, Elatus® and Orondis® fungicides and Minecto® Pro insecticide to help growers get the most from their potato crops. In 2018, timely advice from area experts on the latest weather conditions, disease-control measures and disease pressures is just a phone call away.

To get notified when the hotline is updated, growers can subscribe to receive text message alerts by texting state-specific codes to 97063.

Pathologist/Affiliate
Hotline Number
To subscribe for text alerts, send text message:
Dr. Kasia Duellman 
University of Idaho
1-800-791-7195
BLIGHTID to 97063
Dr. Jaime Willbur
Michigan State University
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 are valuable sources of information for growers in their areas,” said Kiran Shetty, Ph.D., Syngenta technical development lead. “I’m pleased that Syngenta can help these researchers spread their insights as widely as possible among the growers they serve.”

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

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