Volunteer potatoes growing on Stubble© Tim Scrivener
Widespread and vigorous growth of potato volunteers in stubbles is providing an ideal opportunity to spray them off and reduce rotational pest and disease pressure. Unsettled weather through August and into September has given soil moisture and perfect growing conditions for volunteers in standing cereals and stubbles. Left unchecked, the plants help an array of diseases, such as late blight, black dot, spraing and potato virus, to proliferate on potato growing land. Volunteers can also help potato cyst nematode (PCN) […]