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Bob Larson Potato Conference for Washington and Oregon
by Bob Larson, click here for bio

Program: Washington State Farm Bureau Report
Date: February 14, 2017

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I’m Bob Larson. The Washington Oregon Potato Conference was held in the Tri Cities last month, bringing together a wide collection of potato industry folks.

The Ag Information Network’s Tommy Allen was there and talked with BASF Rep Tye Schauck about their latest fungicide …

TYE SCHAUCK … “Yeah, Priaxor is one of our newer fungicides for the potato market. It has two active ingredients and it fits in a few different places. It can be applied early on at planting and furrow to control soil-borne diseases such as Rhizoctonia. Then we can always come back later with a foliar application, pretty early in the rosette stage, to effectively control Black-Dot.”

Schauck says Priaxor isn’t as good for late blight …

TYE SCHAUCK … “Priaxor doesn’t have much activity on late blight. It does offer some suppression, but in the event of a late blight outbreak or if the weather is becoming favorable for late blight, we have another product called Forum which is a late blight specialist, which is very effective.”

Schauck says it works best early on …

TYE SCHAUCK … “Priaxor is mainly for Rhizoc and for Black-Dot and early foliar applications. Then it does have a fair amount of early blight activity too, when applied around the row closure growth stage.”

The Washington Oregon Potato Conference was held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

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