Here you will find a list of the most recent publications on potato diseases published by the potato pathology group at Aberdeen R&E Center. They have been arranged by date and in most cases are available for download in electronic format as a .pdf file. In order to view these papers you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader. Books containing the book chapters are available for purchase through Amazon.com.

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 Disease UpdatesPostersNewslettersMagazine ArticlesBulletinsBook Chapters

2016
Disease Updates

Wharton, P.S., J.W. Woodhall and Kinzer, K., 2016. Potato late blight control recommendations for southern Idaho in 2016. Late blight control recommendations for 2016.

Hutchinson, P.J.S., 2016. Volunteer potato control recommendations for 2016. Volunteer potato control recommendations.

Wharton, P.S., and Kinzer, K., 2016. Pre- and Early Season Control Measures for Late Blight 4-28-16. Early season late blight control recommendations.

Newsletters

Wharton, P.S., J.W. Woodhall and Kinzer, K., 2016. Potato late blight control recommendations for southern Idaho in 2016. Potato Progress Vol. XVI no. 7.

Wharton, P.S., and Kinzer, K., 2016. Pre- and Early Season Control Measures for Late Blight. Potato Progress Vol. XVI no. 4.

2015
Disease Updates

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Late season late blight control recommendations 8-08-2015. Late blight control recommendations.

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Diseases Update update 8-7-2015. Disease updates.

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Late blight control recommendations. Late blight control recommendations.

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Disease Update 7-10-2015.Potato Disease Update 7-17-2015

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Disease Update 7-10-2015.Potato Disease Update 7-10-2015

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Disease Update 6-26-2015.Potato Disease Update 6-26-2015

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Disease Update 6-19-2015.Potato Disease Update 6-19-2015

Wharton, P.S., 2015. Idaho Potato Disease Update 6-12-2015.Potato Disease Update 6-12-2015

Newsletters

Wharton, P.S., Thornton, M., Olsen, N., Miller, J., Whitworth, J., and Westra A., 2015. Late Season Management of Bacterial Diseases. Potato Progress Vol. XV, No. 12.

Miller, J., Miller, T., Taysom, T., and Wharton, P.S., 2015. Fungicides for Managing Late Blight in Potato Updated May 21, 2015. Potato Progress Vol. XV, No. 8.

Wharton, P.S., 2015.Tomato and Potato Late Blight Alert.Potato Pathology Disease alert 4-2-2015

Wharton, P.S., Duynslager, L., Olsen, N., and Nolte, P., 2015. Overwintering of Late Blight in Idaho in Volunteer and Cull Potatoes. Potato Progress Vol. XV, No. 5.

Book Chapters

Kirk, W.W., and Wharton, P.S., Fungal and Bacterial Disease Aspects in Potato Production. In: The Potato: Botany, Production and Uses ISBN: 1780642806.

Baker, K.M., Wharton, P.S., Stein, J., Paz, J., and Kirk, W.W. 2010. Building True Forecasts into Crop Disease Management Systems. In: Agriculture Research and Technology (Agriculture Issues and Policies) ISBN: 1607418509.

Journal Articles
2014

Baker, K.M., Lake, T., Benston, S.F., Trenary, R., Wharton, P.S., Duynslager, L., and W. Kirk, W.W. 2014. Improved weather-based late blight risk management: comparing models with a ten year forecast archive. Journal of Agricultural Science, doi:10.1017/S0021859614000112.

2013

Kirk, W.W., Gachango, E., Schafer, R.L., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Effects of in-season crop-protection combined with postharvest applied fungicide on suppression of potato storage diseases caused by Fusarium pathogens. Crop Protection 57, 77-84.

Miles, T.D., Fairchild, K.L., Merlington, A., Kirk, W.W., Rosenzweig, N., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. First report of boscalid and penthiopyrad-resistant isolates of Alternaria solani causing early blight of potato in Michigan. Plant Disease available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0279-PDN.

Miles, T.D., Woodhall, J.W., Miles, L.A., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. First report of a binucleate Rhizoctonia (AG-A) from potato stems infecting potatoes and sugarbeet in the Pacific Northwest. Plant Disease available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0292-PDN.

Miles, T.D., Miles, L.A., Fairchild, K.L., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Screening and characterization of resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors in Alternaria solani. Plant Pathology Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12077.

Fairchild, K.L. Miles, T.D., Wharton, P.S., 2013. Assessing fungicide resistance in populations of Alternaria in Idaho potato fields. Crop Protection 49, 31-39.

Wood, E.M., Miles, T.D., Wharton, P.S., 2013. The use of natural plant volatile compounds for the control of the potato postharvest diseases, black dot, silver scurf and soft rot. Biological Control 64, 152-159.

2012

Wharton, P.S., Kirk, W.W., Schafer, R.L., and Tumbalam, P., 2012. Evaluation of biological seed treatments in combination with management practices for the control of seed-borne late blight in potato. Biological Control 63, 326-332.

Gachango, E., Kirk, W., Schafer, R., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. Evaluation and comparison of biocontrol and conventional fungicides for control of postharvest tuber diseases. Biological Control 63, 115-120.

Woodhall, J.W., Lutomirska, B., Peters, J.C., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 is predominant in potato tubers in Poland. Plant Disease, Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1094 /PDIS-05-12-0482-PDN.

Woodhall, J.W., Wharton, P.S., and Peters, J.C., 2012. First Report of Rhizoctonia solani AG4 HG-II Infecting Potato Stems in Idaho. Plant Disease 96(11), 1701.

Woodhall, J.W., Belcher, A.R., Peters, J.C., Kirk, W.W., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. First report of Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2IIIB infecting potato stems and stolons in the USA. Plant Disease 96(3), 460.

Wharton P.S., Fairchild, K., Belcher, A., and Wood, E. 2012. First Report of In-Vitro Boscalid-Resistant Isolates of Alternaria solani Causing Early Blight of Potato in Idaho. Plant Disease 96(3), 454.

2010

Kirk, W.W., Rojas, A., Tumbalam, P.G., Gachango, E., Wharton P.S., Abu El-Samen, F., Douches, D., Coombs, J., Thill, C., Thompson, A. 2010. Effect of different genotypes of Phytophthora infestans (Mont. de Bary) and temperature on tuber disease development. American Journal of Potato Research. Vol. 87(6), 509-520.

2009

Kirk, W.W., Abu-El Samen, F., Tumbalam, P., Wharton, P.S., Douches,D., Thill, C.A., Thompson, A. 2009. Impact of different US genotypes of Phytophthora infestans on potato seed tuber rot and plant emergence in a range of cultivars and advanced breeding lines. Potato Research 52, 121-140.

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Posters
2016

Wharton, P.S., Carrillo, I., Fairchild, K.L., Porter, L., Frost, K., and Hamm, P., 2016. Management of mefenoxam-resistant isolates of Pythium ultimum causing pythium leak on potato in the Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Tampa, FL, July 30 - August 3, 2016.

Woodhall, J.W., Dangi, S., Fairchild, K.L., Perkins, K., Azcona, J.S., Rivzi, R., and Wharton, P.S., 2016. On-site detection of Pythium ultimum in potatoes using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Tampa, FL, July 30 - August 3, 2016.

Fairchild, K.L., Windes, S., Malek, A., Woodhall, J., and Wharton, P.S., 2016. Fungicide resistance in populations of Fusarium proliferatum causing bulb rot of onion in the Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Tampa, FL, July 30 - August 3, 2016.

2015

Woodhall, J., Hetherington, F., Perkins, K., Lekuona, H., Fairchild, K.L., and Wharton., P.S., 2015. On site testing for Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in potato and environmental samples using loop mediated isothermal amplification. Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Pasadena, CA, August 1-5, 2015.

Wharton, P.S., Woodhall, J., and Fairchild, K.L., 2015. Rapid detection of the zebra chip pathogen in infected plants and psyllids using loop mediated isothermal amplification. Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Pasadena, CA, August 1-5, 2015.

Ding, S, Jordan, S., Clevland, K., Fairchild, K.L., Wharton, P.S., and Gevens, A., 2015. Investigating fungicide resistance in potato early blight complex pathogens in Wisconsin. Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Pasadena, CA, August 1-5, 2015.

Duynslager, L, Wharton, P.S., and Kirk, W.W., 2015. Effect of climate change on the over winter survival of volunteer potatoes in Idaho. Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Portland, OR, July 19-Jul 27, 2015..

2014

Miles, T.D., Woodhall, J.W., Miles, L.A., Hamm, P.B., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Characterization of fungicide sensitivity of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups on potato in the Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Spokane, WA, July 27-Jul 31, 2014..

2013

Miles, T.D., Woodhall, J.W., Miles, L.A., Hamm, P.B., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Characterization of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups on potato in the Pacific Northwest. 2013 APS_MSA Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, Aug 10-14, 2013. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.96

Wood, E.M., Miles, T.D., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Factors affecting black dot development in storage. 2013 APS_MSA Joint Meeting, Austin, TX, Aug 10-14, 2013. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.161

Ricard, D.D., Miles, T.D., Woodhall, J.W., Miles, L.A., Hamm, P.B., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Characterization of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups on potato in the Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Quebec City, Canada, July 28-Aug 1, 2013.

Fairchild, K.L., Miles, T.D.,Merlington, A., Kirk, W.W., Rosenzweig, N., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Occurrence of boscalid and penthiopyrad resistance in populations of Alternaria solani on potato in Michigan. Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Quebec City, Canada, July 28-Aug 1, 2013.

Fairchild, K.L, Miles, L.A., Miles, T.D., and Wharton, P.S., 2013. Detection and characterization of boscalid resistance in Alternaria solani causing early blight on potatoes in Idaho. Potato Expo 2013, Las Vegas, NV January 9-11, 2013.

2012

Miles, T.D., Woodhall, J.W., Miles, L.A., Hamm, P. B., Wharton, P.S., 2012. Characterization of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups on potato in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. British Society for Plant Pathology Presidential Meeting 2012: Fitness Costs and Trade-offs in Plant-Parasite Interactions, Norwich, UK, December 16-18, 2012.

Fairchild, K., Miles, L.A., Miles, T.D., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. Detection and characterization of boscalid resistance in Alternaria solani causing early blight on potatoes in Idaho. Phytopathology 102:S4, 35.

Wharton, P.S., Woodhall, J.W., Peters, J., and Kirk, W.W., 2012. Characterization and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani isolates affecting potato in Idaho and Michigan, United States. Phytopathology 102:S4, 135.

Wood, E.M., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. The use of volatile organic compounds to control Colletotrichum coccodes on potato in large-scale storage. Phytopathology 102:S4, 135.

Wharton, P.S., Woodhall, J.W., Peters, J., and Kirk, W.W., 2012. A Survey of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups present in Idaho and Michigan, USA. World Potato Congress 2012, Edinburgh, UK, May 27-30, 2012.

2011

Fairchild, K., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. Resistance of Alternaria populations in Idaho to commonly used fungicides. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America Wilmington, North Carolina, August 14-18, 2011. American Journal of Potato Research 89:30-52.

Belcher, A.R., Wharton, P.S., Windes, S., Lowder, C., Buhrig, W., Thornton, M., and Stark, J., 2012. Achieving sustainable potato production through the use of new potato varieties with reduced fungicide requirements. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America Wilmington, North Carolina, August 14-18, 2011. American Journal of Potato Research 89:30-52.

Wood, E.M., and Wharton, P.S., 2011. The use of volatile organic compounds to control postharvest potato pathogens. Phytopathology 101:S193

Belcher, A.R., Wharton, P.S., Windes, S., Lowder, C., Buhrig, W., Thornton, M., and Stark, J., 2011. Achieving sustainable potato production through the use of new potato varieties with reduced fungicide requirements. Phytopathology 101:S15

Wharton, P.S., Belcher, A.R., Woodell, L., and Olsen, N., 2011. Control of potato early blight tuber rot using post-harvest fungicide treatments. Phytopathology 101:S190

Wharton, P.S., Belcher, A.R., Woodell, L., and Olsen, N., 2011. Screening newly released Northwest Potato Variety Development Program cultivars for resistance to Pythium leak. Phytopathology 101:S190

2010

Wood, E.M., Belcher, A.R., Wharton, P.S., 2011. The use of natural plant volatile compounds for the control of the potato blemish pathogens. Abstracts of the European Association for Potato Research Pathology Section Meeting 2010 on: Potato Pests and Diseases: Old Enemies, New Threats held at Carlow, Ireland, 13th–16th September 2010. Potato Research 54:81–103.

John, R., Thornton, M., Olsen, N., Wharton, P.S., Buhrig, W., and Woodell, L., 2010. The Influence of 2,4-D, NAA and LPE on the Appearance of Specialty Potatoes. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America Corvallis, Oregon, USA August 15–19, 2010. American Journal of Potato Research (2011) 88:29–71.

Wood, E.M., Belcher, A.R., Wharton, P.S., 2010. The use of natural plant volatile compounds for the control of the potato blemish pathogens. Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America Corvallis, Oregon, USA August 15–19, 2010. American Journal of Potato Research (2011) 88:29–71.

Belcher, A.R., Wood, E.M., Wharton, P.S., 2010. Fungicide sensitivity of Alternaria solani populations in Idaho to commonly used fungicides and its effect on potato early blight management in Idaho. Phytopathology 100:S14

2009

Baker, K.M., Wharton, P.S., Kirk, W.W., Plale, B., Zaslavsky, I. 2009. Late blight forecasting as a test case for multi-regional, multi-scale forecasting cyberinfrastructure. Potato Association of America Meeting, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 9 August - 13 August 2009. American Journal of Potato Research 87:83–147.

Baker, K.M., Stein, J., Wharton, P.S., Paz, J., Kirk, W.W., Plale, B. 2009. Cyberinfrastructure challenges to multi-regional, multi-scale weather forecasting for crop disease early warning systems. Phytopathology, 99:S7.

Kirk, W.W., Rojas, A., Abu-El Samen, F., Tumbalam, P., Wharton, P.S., Douches, D., Thill, C.A., Thompson, A. 2009. Impact of different US genotypes of Phytophthora infestans on potato seed tuber rot and plant emergence in different cultivars and breeding lines. Phytopathology, 99:S64.

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Newsletters

P.S. Wharton, P. 2014. Potato Late blight Update 8/21/2014 and Late Season Recommendations. Potato Pathology disease alert 8-21-2014.

P.S. Wharton, P. Nolte and N. Olsen, 2013. Potato Late blight Update 8/19/2013 and Late Season Recommendations. Potato Pathology disease alert 8-19-2013.

T.D. Miles, J.W. Woodhall, L.A. Miles, P. B. Hamm, P.S. Wharton, 2013. Surveying Anastomosis Groups of the Black Scurf Pathogen (Rhizoctonia solani) on Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest. Potato Progress Vol. XIII, No. 2.

Wharton, P.S., 2012. Early Blight and Brown Leaf Spot: The Impact of Fungicide Resistant Isolates on Management Tactics in Idaho. Potato Progress Vol. XII, No. 5.

Thornton, M., Stark, J., Wharton, P.S., Patterson, P., 2012. Sustainable production of new varieties. Potato Progress Vol. XII, No. 18.

Nolte, P. and Wharton, P.S., 2011. Why all the fuss about late blight this year? Idaho Potato Commission, Potato Pulse Newsletter, April 2011.

Wharton, P.S., 2010. Tomato and Potato Late Blight Alert. Idaho Potato Commission, Potato Pulse Newsletter, June 2010.

Kirk, W.W., Duynslager, L., Wharton, P.S., Baker, K., 2010. Five-day potato late blight forecast now available for Michigan. Michigan State University Integrated Pest Management Program and Crop Advisory Team (CAT) Alert Newsletter, May 7, 2010.

Nolte, P., Thornton, M.K., Wharton, P.S., and Davis, J.R., 2009. Rhizoctonia Diseases of Potato: The Soil that Won't Wash Off. Spudvine, March 2009.

Wharton, P.S., 2009. Fungicide resistance management for early blight. Spudvine, June 2009.

Wharton, P.S., and Bohl, B., 2009. Wet Weather May Affect Management of Potato Crop. Spudvine, July 2009.

Kirk, W.W., and Wharton, P.S., 2009. Potato seed piece health management. Michigan State University Integrated Pest Management Program and Crop Advisory Team (CAT) Alert Newsletter, April 22, 2009.

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Magazine Articles

Bayer CropScience Staff, 2013. Early Blight Tranquility. Disease resistance meets its match. Potato Grower Magazine, May 2013.

Wharton, P.S., 2012. Potato Pathology at Aberdeen. Potato Grower Magazine, March 2012.

Nolte, P., Olsen, N., Thornton, M., Miller, J., and Wharton, P.S., 2012. Idaho Early Warning Systems: Syngenta Late Blight and Potato Pest Hotline. Potato Grower Magazine, June 2012.

Wharton, P.S., 2011. Are you Managing the right disease? Controlling early and late blight and brown leaf spot. Potato Grower Magazine, April 2011.

Nolte, P., and Wharton, P.S., 2011. Late Blight Danger High for All Producing Areas. Potato Grower Magazine, May 2011.

Wharton, P.S., Olsen, N., and Miller, J., 2009. Identification of storage diseases and storage management options to help minimize losses. Potato Grower Magazine, December, 2009.

Bohl, W, Thornton, M., Olsen, N., Wharton, P.S., Nolte, P., Frazier, M., and Bain, P., 2009. One Stop: ICPRE Site for All Potato Information from UI. Potato Grower Magazine. August, 2009.

Wharton, P.S., 2009. Potato Seed Piece Health Management. Potato Grower Magazine, March 2009.

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Extension Bulletins

Wharton, P.S., and Wood, E.M., 2013. Rhizoctonia stem canker and black scurf of potato. University of Idaho CIS Bulletin 1198.

Wharton, P.S., and Wood, E.M., 2013. Early Blight biology and control in potatoes. University of Idaho CIS Bulletin 1196.

Woodell, L., Olsen, N., Karasev, A., Miller, J., Thornton, M., Wharton, P.S., and Nolte, P., 2013. Portable test kits for diagnosing potato diseases. University of Idaho CIS Bulletin 883.

Olsen, N., Wharton, P.S., and Nolte, P., 2012. Superficial Growth on Potatoes. University of Idaho CIS Bulletin 1191.

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