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Controlling Potato Blight: Past, Present, and Future

Potato late blight, Phytophthora infestans, has an infamous past, yet it continues to present a challenge to modern day farmers. Historical scenarios in the LateBlight simulation help us define the impact of this disease before the interactions between this microbe and the potato were understood. Modern scenarios enable us to investigate current strategies to control this pathogen from the management of cull piles to the use of genetically engineered potatoes. A life cycle model, Potato Late Blight, provides an additional method for exploring microbial interactions.

  • make a profit or lose the farm as you investigate the economic consequences of using chemical control approaches to managing late blight in potatoes

Topic(s): Agricultural/Horticultural, Control

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Mac PC
Controlling Potato Blght.pdf
Install Info-Potato Blight.pdf
Late Blight Life Cycle
Where is the LateBlight app.pdf



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