Employees of the Rosselkhoznadzor ask Amur residents not to import potatoes from other regions for planting, and not to use seeds of unknown origin. And also - do not use food potatoes as seed. Specialists fear the spread of a dangerous quarantine organism in our region.
- The population is actively using imported selection when planting potato varieties. Together with tubers, soil particles, it is possible to import such a dangerous pathogen of potato disease as “brown rot”. Crop losses caused by this disease are unpredictable, - the Rosselkhoznadzor department for the Trans-Baikal Territory and Amur Region specified in the department.
With early infection of potatoes, tubers can be very small or not formed at all. With a later infection, the tubers look healthy outwardly, but the disease is detected the next year when they are planted in the field. These tubers form weak, rapidly wilting plants. Productivity is reduced to 40%, and during storage, losses reach 50% or more.
In order to be able to identify the foci of the disease in a timely manner, the population is asked to immediately inform the Rosselkhoznadzor department if they detect signs of potato infection.
A source: https://portamur.ru