The late blight pathogen has become resistant to a handful of fungicides.
The late blight pathogen has become resistant to a handful of fungicides.

Although herbicide-resistant weeds have captured headlines in many trade publications the past few years, another type of resistance is becoming increasingly important—fungicide resistance.

In the latest Focus on Potato, Barry Jacobsen, a plant pathology professor at Montana State University, tackles the subject with the potato industry in mind, according to a news release.

In the 38-minute Web presentation, Jacobsen will cover potato fungicide modes of action, the risks of developing fungicide resistance and practices to minimize the chance of resistance from developing.

The presentation is open access through November.

Focus on Potato is a product of the non-profit Plant Management Network, a collaborative effort of the American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America.