Potato Plants
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My Irish Potato Tops Are Turning Yellow

Zone 5 | jasedwards added on April 28, 2012 | Answered

My Irish potato tops are turning yellow. It looks like they are dying.

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Heather
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Answered on May 6, 2012

This can be caused by many things. Normally, it is a lack of or too much water. Both can make the tops turn yellow. Too much water can cause root rot.

There are also some diseases that can cause yellow tops on potatoes. This article has some info on what those diseases are and how to prevent them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/potato-fungicide.htm

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