Dry rot is the most important fungal rot of potatoes in Great Britain. The disease affects around 1% of tubers annually. However, its true impact on the industry is often underestimated because the disease enables Erwinia species to colonise and develop into soft rots.
Seeds represent a significant and essential proportion of the input costs in vegetable production. This factsheet has been produced following requests from growers for guidance on how to get the best from seed and therefore maximise the value returned from the initial investment.