Problem with potato plants

Marietje Murphy asked 13 years ago
a few of our potatoe plants have died, the stalk has gone black at the bottom

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This is blackleg disease of potatoes. Remove and destroy the affected plants and there are usually just a few.

It is a seed-borne disease and purchased seed potatoes are more likely to be free of the disease, though not always unfortunately.