Bacterial Ring Rot in Alaska Potato Crops
Publication Number: PMC-00340
Author/Sponsor: Stephen C. Brown, William L. Campbell and Jeffrey Smeenk
Bacterial ring rot is a very serious disease of potatoes that occurs throughout the United States, including Alaska. Because there is no known pesticide to control bacterial ring rot, the disease is managed through proper sanitation, the use of clean certified seed and constant vigilance. This publication describes the symptoms of bacterial ring rot and measures to take to make sure your potatoes remain disease-free. There are pictures to help with diagnosis and a list of disinfectants suitable for use in Alaska. This is a valuable resource for anyone growing potatoes in Alaska.