Ryazantsev was warned about potato cancer. The information appeared on the website of the regional administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor. According to experts, such a fruit has an unattractive appearance and becomes unsuitable for human consumption. “The causative agent of the disease is a pathogenic fungus -“ Synchytrium endobioticum ”.
One of the reasons for the formation of cancer of a potato is its planting in the same place for several years in a row. The spores of the fungus can be transmitted along with work clothes, shoes, tools, or spread by various insects, ”the message says.
It is noted that potato cancer begins to manifest itself with the formation of small light-colored tubercles around the tuber eyes. They gradually darken, increase in size and, as a result, turn into brown warty growths. Plants from the infected area must be burned. It is not recommended to grow potatoes on site for about three years. You can plant crops that are not susceptible to this disease, such as cabbage, onions, beets or cucumbers.
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