Soil Borne Diseases

This project is planned to compare the influence of current seed treatment practices, current products at higher rates, some new fungicide products and a biological product to control seed and soil borne diseases. Assessments will include impact on disease incidence, yield (tuber and DM) quality and carry over inoculum in the soil.

Control Trials 8 December 2014 - Control trials have been established at two sites – Pukekawa and Canterbury. Assessments at establishment highlighted differences in emergence rates between different fungicide treatments.