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Old May 18, 2016   #1
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Default What is wrong with my potatos

This is my 1st time growing potatoes and I'm not sure what's wrong with them.









Im zone 8b
I planted them March the 1st
I'm not sure what kind they are other than they are suppose to be red potatoes?.... 😅

Ok so they started out great! I wasn't having a problem at all until stink bugs got into them.... That's when all the brown spots and some wilting started. I assumed they was from the stink bugs somehow. I put seven dust on them and the stink bugs left but now they have growing(I feel like) and some wilting is still happening.
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Potatoes suffer from the same diseases that tomatoes do and from your pics I'd say early blight/septoria. It also looks like you might some have viral potato leaf roll going on.
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Could the stink bug have cause this to happen?

Is it too late to correct any of it?
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Brooke, like was said, potatoes and tomatoes share a lot of misery. I always recommend folks should do "preventative" spraying/dusting to prevent the bugs and fungi from getting a foothold in your garden. Once they get in there, the damage is always much worse, and the repair/recovery of the plants is always much harder.

Looks like you used something like Sevin Dust. Get a good fungicide and coat the leaves. It may at least slow down the processes of the damaging agent. Personally, I use Garden Safe as a Preventative spraying on all my garden. Pretty soon, the Japanese Beetles will arrive. I try to be ready for them.

If you wait for symptoms to appear, it is usually already too late. I started this regimen when I lived in Buford, GA.

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