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September 21, 2010 7:13 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a "visual guide to potato diseases" poster?

I once saw one of these on the wall of a factory that processed potatoes. It was pretty simple: just a grid of labeled photos of different potato diseases and defects (there were a surprisingly large number).

Does anyone have any idea where I could find something like this?
posted by caaaaaam to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There's a poster of "Quality Defects of Potatoes" listed here.
posted by mhum at 7:19 PM on September 21, 2010

This page at the University of Idaho extension office doesn't quite have an all-in-one poster, but it has descriptions of six common potato diseases and pictures in a grid. It wouldn't be too hard to put the two together.

On preview: 40 euro plus ~10 euros shipping for that chart? Delivery to the US in 8 weeks? That's rough.
posted by jedicus at 7:24 PM on September 21, 2010

Not a chart, but this pdf from Penn State U. seems to have a wealth of visual info.
posted by Ahab at 9:15 PM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

At the British Potato Council website, there is a link to a Potato Posters website. Clicking on that, it seems you have to register to enter the site, which I haven't done, but that sounds like a promising source for you.
posted by idiomatika at 5:24 AM on September 22, 2010

Here's another poster of potato defects (you can see a small version at the bottom of page 3 of this pdf). This one is $45 for Snack Food Association members and $150 (!!) for non-members. I don't know why these posters are so dang expensive.
posted by mhum at 1:51 PM on September 22, 2010

There are a bunch of potato defect jpgs on this page, but they don't look like they're of sufficient resolution to turn into a poster.
posted by mhum at 1:57 PM on September 22, 2010

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