potatoes wilting

Geraldine Butterworth asked 11 years ago

I am growing 8 rows of potatoes about 12 feet long. A couple of the stalks in the middle of the rows are wilting. What could cause this? frances

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This could be blackleg disease which causes the lower stems to rot on an occasional plant. Remove and destroy the affected plants.

It is likely to affect just a few plants. Do not save your own seed potatoes for next year.