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The Minute: Protect Potato Yields From Vector-Borne Diseases

Pathogens like potato virus Y and zebra chip disease cause substantial internal damage to potato crops and can have major economic impacts. Aphids and psyllids serve as vectors for these pathogens, making them even harder to control. Tim Waters, regional vegetable specialist and Franklin County Extension director, provides an expert explanation of these harmful diseases and shares advice on how to control the vectors before they transmit damaging pathogens to your fields.


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