October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/26/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 17, p10
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The article highlights that the black dots found on potato crops in Great Britain has increased. Jeff Peters of the British Potato Council says that trial crops lifted in October 2007 from fields with high inoculum levels in the soil had 12-14% average tuber surface area affected by the disease. Peters warns that some crops will face rejection, unless action is taken. He claims that symptoms develop in store, so a dry crop and a fast pull-down of store temperature are important to keep levels down.


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