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Q.Potato Plants Blackened

Zone Macclesfield | lindaferguson46 added on May 16, 2020 | Answered

My potato plants are going black and wilted. I attach a picture! Can you advise me what to do please?

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Answered on May 18, 2020

I see, what appears to be, bacterial blotch. This can happen when the soil remains too wet for too long, and doesn't get a chance to dry out some.

This will need to be treated with a bactericide. This article will help:


Biofungicides can help to keep the soil from contracting infections:


I would, also, recommend amending the soil to lighten it up a little. This article will help:


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