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David Sparks Ph.d Blight Hotline
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: May 31, 2018

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I received a notification from a communications specialist representing Syngenta saying that the company is going to continue partnerships with key potato researchers on the blight hotlines for 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.




“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.”

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