Potato Industry

Northwest Potato Disease
4:47 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

'Zebra Chip' Disease Concerns Northwest Potato Growers

Tubers infected with zebra chip disease show dark, stripe-like symptoms in the tissue.

Northwest agriculture researchers say they are finding more cases of a zebra chip disease in the region’s potatoes. The malady mars spuds with dark streaks, making them unsuitable for sale. The latest case cropped up near Hermiston, Ore.

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