Potato Conference for Washington and Oregon
Bob: Last week, many potato growers from across the state as well as Oregon gathered at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference which was held in Kennewick at the Three Rivers Convention Center.
Field Reporter KayDee Gilkey visited with BASF Technical Service Representative Curtis Rainbolt about disease solutions offered through BASF's total potato protection portfolio.
KayDee: Thanks, Bob. Rainbolt provided some suggestions for BASF solutions to potato growers' disease issues.
Rainbolt: " Priaxor fungicide is one of the newest products BASF has in our potato portfolio and it offers really good control of rhizoctonia in furrow at planting. Priaxor funcide has two modes of action — both a group seven and a group eleven fungicide. Both are active are a wide range of pathogens and will give you really good disease control. But the group eleven in Priaxor is known for its plant health benefits which can help with periods of heat and water stress in the plants."
He continues with more about an additional fungicide in the BASF potato portfolio.
Rainbolt: "Then we have Endura which is good for row closure timing for white mold, control of early blight. Then if we had a year where late blight becomes a option, then we have Forum as well."
KayDee: Potato Growers can learn more about BASF's potato protection portfolio by going online to GrowSmartPotatoes.com.
Bob: Growers can also contact their local BASF representative to learn more about the weed and disease control products offered by the company.