Susceptibility of Different Potato Cultivars to Purple Top Disease

  title={Susceptibility of Different Potato Cultivars to Purple Top Disease},
  author={Joseph E. Munyaneza and James M. Crosslin and Jeremy L. Buchman},
  journal={American Journal of Potato Research},
In 2002, Columbia Basin potato growers in Washington and Oregon began to experience serious outbreaks of potato purple top disease that have caused significant yield losses and reductions in tuber quality. It was determined that the beet leafhopper-transmitted virescence agent (BLTVA) phytoplasma is the causal agent of the disease in the Columbia Basin and… CONTINUE READING