Roguing is a term used to describe the physical removal of undesirable plants from seed stock. We locate, remove, note disease/admixture data, and provide a detailed report of all work completed. We work closely with growers and farm managers to provide a targeted roguing service and make recommendations regarding pests and certification.
We rogue for the following things:
Potato Virus Y, Potato Leaf-Roll Virus, Potato Mop-Top Virus, Alfalfa Mosaic Virus, Varietal Mixtures/Off-types, Phytoplasma diseases, and Phytotoxicity.
BENEFITS OF ROGUING FOR SEED POTATO GROWERS
We provide growers with our findings after each lot of potatoes and after all lots have been completed. We identify problems early and solve exigent threats to crop health and certification viability.
According to Oregon State University's Department of Crop and Soil Science article titled Roguing Seed Potatoes it explains “growers rogue to increase profits by improving seed quality”.(hyperlink needed)
Preventative & Emergency Care
Seed potatoes are clonally propagated. Roguing infected plants or admixture in early generation breaks the disease cycle and mitigates varietal mixture. Our crew handles preventative and emergency roguing conditions.
Expertise & Recommendations
Our team is made up of some of the finest eyes and hardest working guys. We have years of experience and professional expertise to determine what actions are necessary to prevent economic loss.
Our crew is in the field as soon as potato plants express symptoms. We rogue and monitor the field until the client is satisfied. We do early, mid, and late season roguing and monitoring of seed potato lots.
Our custom roguing experience can be tailored directly to your farm's needs. Make us part of your agronomic portfolio. Our synergy helps us fight against potato disease and threats to crop certification standards.