Integrated Crop Management Practices for the Control of Common Scab of Potatoes (1997-1998) - 10 pages
Potato scab is a serious problem in Saskatchewan as scab levels above commercial tolerance levels result in grade outs and reduced crop quality. The pathogen causing scab is widely distributed in Saskatchewan and cannot be effectively controlled by crop rotation or chemical control methods. For the last four cropping seasons, this project has evaluated agronomic practices which could be used to control potato scab in Saskatchewan.
Project 1. Soil pH Management
Project 2. Delaying Harvest Increases Losses to Common Scab in Potatoes
Project 3. Canopy Management to Control Common Scab
Project 4. Time of Planting
Project 5. Sulphur (S) as a Component on Nitrogen (N) Fertilization