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  • Root and Stolon Protection with In-furrow Application

    Fungicides applied directly to the seed protect against seed-borne disease, but are limited in their ability to protect the plant from soil-borne pathogens. In the absence of an in-furrow fungicide, the plant may encounter soil-borne pathogens as the root and stolon structures expand beyond the area protected by the seed treatment. Rhizoctonia solani attacks tubers, underground stems and stolons of plants, causing diseases such as black scurf and stem canker. The pathogen is typically introduced…

This agronomic photo shows potatoes.