Potato Blight Hotlines Keep Growers Informed

Syngenta will continue partnerships with several key potato disease researchers on the potato blight hotlines in 2018.
>Midgrowth foliage covers a potato field in Yakima County, Washington; the snow-covered Cascade Mountains are in the distance.
Midgrowth foliage covers a potato field in Yakima County, Washington; the snow-covered Cascade Mountains are in the distance.

Syngenta will continue partnerships with several key potato disease researchers through the potato blight hotlines in 2018. Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can get updates on local conditions and disease pressures by calling the hotlines. To access this information as quickly as possible, growers can subscribe to receive text message alerts when the hotlines they choose are updated.

The potato blight hotlines at @SyngentaUS will continue to connect growers to key potato disease researchers.

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“These researchers are valuable sources of information for growers in their areas,” says Kiran Shetty, Ph.D., Syngenta technical development lead. “I’m pleased that we can help them spread their insights as widely as possible among the growers they serve.”


See below for subscription and hotline details.

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


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