What could be better than a nice SANET query to distract me from the
business on my desk on a gloomy Dia de Los Muertos afternoon??? :^)
Here are URLs on sweet potato disease; all are oriented toward
There is a pictorial disease index, plus discussions of different
diseases, and the resistances of different varieties to them.
Kevin Smyth described a diseased root on his desk: "It looks like the
moon, all pitted and scarred with deep furrows and ridges." Kevin,
see if the above URL doesn't help; the index shows several photos of
diseased sweet potatoes, and the one corresponding to soil rot,
caused by the bacterium /Streptomyces ipomoea/, looks rather lunar,
if you're talking about one of the bent, ugly little red moons of
Mars rather than our own lovely silver Luna.
If you want to see a big-ag perspective, check out this FINTRAC
on post-harvest handling.
UIUC's IPM page on sweet potatoes is rather sparse:
I searched Alta Vista on "sweet potato disease" and got only 7 hits;
the other 4 didn't seem very pertinent. Perhaps other search engines
or syntax might yield other findings.
Michele Gale-Sinex, communications manager
Center for Integrated Ag Systems
UW-Madison College of Ag and Life Sciences
Voice: (608) 262-8018 FAX: (608) 265-3020
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