Potatoes being sprayed for blight©Tim Scrivener

Late blight in potatoes is one of the most devastating crop diseases of all and staying one step ahead of the pathogen is crucial to maintain yields and quality.

The population of Phytophthora infestans is constantly evolving in British potato fields and two aggressive strains are now dominating – and proving more difficult to control than ever before.

In our updated Farmers Weekly Academy, potato growers can learn about the recent population changes and take expert advice on how to protect their crops against the late blight threat.

Go to the Understanding Blight module to improve your knowledge and gain CPD points.