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Idaho potato scientists tackle Zebra chip disease


February 14, 2012
By KIVI TV

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zebrachipJanuary
26, 2012, Pocatello, ID – In October, the University of Idaho College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences confirmed that Idaho’s potato growers faced a
new challenge to the state’s most famous crop with the arrival of Zebra chip.
The potato disease, named for the dark bands it produces in fried potato
products, was initially found last summer in research plots and fields in
Jerome and Twin Falls counties. It poses no known health, safety, or nutritional
problems.

January
26, 2012, Pocatello, ID – In October, the University of Idaho College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences
confirmed that Idaho’s potato growers faced a
new challenge to the state’s most famous crop with the arrival of Zebra chip.
The potato disease, named for the dark bands it produces in fried potato
products, was initially found last summer in research plots and fields in
Jerome and Twin Falls counties. It poses no known health, safety, or nutritional
problems.

zebrachip 
  

In
mid-January, Phil Nolte, University of Idaho Extension seed potato specialist
at Idaho Falls, told growers that it’s too soon to know whether Zebra chip’s
appearance in Idaho last year was a curiosity or the first sign of a coming
scourge. He spoke during the 44th Annual Potato Conference in Pocatello, held
with the 33rd Annual Ag Expo.

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