Early and late blight disease in potato, symptoms and control measures

लेखक : Lohit Baisla

Scorching disease has an adverse effect on potato plants. Along with early blight disease in potato, there is also an outbreak of late blight disease. These diseases drastically reduce the production of potatoes. To protect the crop from these diseases, see the methods of control from here.

Symptoms of early blight in potatoes

Early blight disease is caused by a fungus called Alternaria solani. This disease causes maximum damage to the potato crop. Symptoms of this disease are visible after 3 to 4 weeks of sowing. Small spots appear on the lower leaves of the plants. As the disease progresses, the size and color of the spots also increase. As the disease progresses, the leaves shrivel and fall. Brown and black spots also appear on the stems. Tubers remain small in size.

control of early blight disease

  • To control this disease, mix 25-30 grams of Countryside Full Stop in 15 liters of water and spray it.

  • Apart from this, spraying can also be done by mixing 1 ml mancozeb per liter of water.

  • For good yield, spray after 3-4 days of spraying of fungicide by mixing 10 grams of country punch in 15 liters of water.

Symptoms of late blight in potatoes

Late blight disease is caused by a fungus called Phytophthora. In this disease the leaves of the plants start scorching. Brown and black spots appear on the affected leaves. On the underside of the leaves, a cotton-like fungus begins to appear. Due to this disease, the yield of potatoes decreases and the size of the tubers also remains small. The disease spreads very rapidly and in a few days the entire crop can be destroyed.

late blight disease control

  • To control late blight disease, spray 15 liters of water mixed with 25 to 30 grams of Countryside Full Stop.

  • Apart from this, spray 25-30 grams of Entracol in 15 liters of water.

  • Spray 200 liters of water mixed with 300 ml Custodiya per acre of field.

Read also:

  • Click here to know how to protect potato crop from white grub pest.

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21 September 2021

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