​​Fusarium Dry Rot of Potatoes

September 2009 | 21 min., 43 sec.
by Gary Secor
North Dakota State University


This presentation will help consultants, growers, practitioners, and allied industries in all regions that grow and store potatoes understand this common and widespread disease, Fusarium dry rot. The presentation shows representative color photos of all aspects of the disease, explains the cause and disease cycle, defines the factors leading to disease, and presents harvest and storage management practices that will reduce losses due to dry rot.

About the Presenter

Gary SecorGary Secor received both his BS and MS degrees from Montana State University and his PhD degree in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis in 1977. He has been at North Dakota State University since 1978 and is a Professor in the Plant Pathology Department. His main areas of research have been potato disease diagnosis, disease management, and variety development. He served as interim director of the potato-breeding program at NDSU for 3 years. Recent work has concentrated on late blight management, fungicide resistance management in potatoes and sugar beets, post-harvest dry rot and blemish diseases of potatoes, the expanding host range of Fusarium graminearum, and unraveling the zebra chip complex.​

Contact Information:
Email: gary.secor@ndsu.edu


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