SPUD SMART ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR
Fighting Back Against Late Blight
Brought to you by the Canadian Potato Council
About The Webinar
Late blight can devastate a potato field. Across Canada though, a group of researchers are working, as part of a national research cluster, to develop a strategy to fight back against this costly potato disease. This webinar will explain the work that has been done and what researchers still have to come.
During this webinar, you will learn:
Late blight prevention and management strategies
How researchers are forecasting late blight risk
Identifying late blight strains
How late blight can spread among plants
Rick Peters, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown Rick is the principal investigator of various studies on the biology and management of diseases of potato, carrots and other vegetable crops. He is an active member of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, where he serves as the Atlantic regional representative. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Prince Edward Island and Dalhousie University.