Drought challenged dryland potato production last year. Syngenta Agronomic Service Representative Jason Snell says that made things interesting for northern potato growers. “It was a low disease year, but when we did find disease it was severe and it was often made worse with irrigation water. Root diseases were more prevalent than we expected.” For 2022, Snell thinks farmers should approach the growing season like any other year. “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I think there could also be areas of the soil with higher risk of disease. Make sure you use higher rates of protective fungicides to keep them safe,” says Snell. “Syngenta has a good line-up of liquid seed treatments like Vibrance and Cruiser lines, in furrow products like Elatus and foliar applications like Miravis Prime and Revus Top fungicide.” Hear the story.