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Oct 9, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Hi my name is Laurie Brouillette and my brother David planted potatoes like he does every year, the abundance was pretty good, but his potatoes are really scabbing looking this year what would cause something like that,? it looks like scabs on quite a few of his potatoes this year? we have never seen this before on potatoes if you may know the answer could you please let me know as soon as you can? sorry I don't have a way to send you a picture of it.


Laurie Brouillette
Name: Karen
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Oct 9, 2016 12:43 PM CST
I've never seen that happen, but I just did a search on potatoes with scabs and found this:
For some reason I'm having troubles with our search here on NGA.
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Name: Tara
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Oct 9, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Welcome! Laurie!

This link may be helpful...Does it look similar?
Name: kathy
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Oct 16, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Hi laurie54
We grow [2] 100' rows of potatoes. My favorite crop because of the fantastic flavor over store bought.
We rotate our rows every year and do not replant same area for 4 years. Other crops will go there, but not tomatoes, peppers or eggplant. This garden layout history is something that needs to be recorded and referred to when planning for each new year. Try different potato varieties, you may find some are resistant to your problem.
best of luck !
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