The soil fumigant metam sodium continues to play an important role in the management of soil borne pests of potato such as early dying, and the root lesion nematode of potatoes. Recent label changes resulting from the re-registration of metam sodium by the EPA have made the application of the fumigant through water applications very difficult due to the requirement of large buffer zones to reduce human and animal exposure to the chemical. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in the application of metam sodium via shank injection. This method of application is not as efficacious as water applications of metam sodium. This presentation will discuss the most recent research conducted for improving the efficacy of shank injection metam sodium.

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Neil C. Gudmestad, PhD
North Dakota State University

Dr. Neil Gudmestad obtained a Ph.D. in plant pathology in 1982 and he joined the Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University in 1985. Dr. Gudmestad's 30 year research career at NDSU has focused on pathogen biology and diversity and on potato disease management. He has made significant research contributions on potato diseases caused by ten fungal or fungal-like organisms, four viruses and three bacteria. Most recently he has focused on invasive pathogens affecting the potato industry in the U.S. such as zebra chip and potato mop top. All of his efforts are aimed at solving real-world problems facing the potato industry. Dr. Gudmestad has received a number of honors during his career including those from the National Potato Council (2000), USDA-NIFA (2014), and the World Potato Congress (2015). Most recently he was named an Honorary Life Member of the Potato Association of America and a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and the Neil C. Gudmestad Endowed Chair of Potato Pathology at North Dakota State University.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
November 01, 2015
Optimizing Shank Injection Fumigation Using Metam Sodium
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Neil C. Gudmestad PhD   [ view bio ]
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