[mass noun] A fungal disease of potatoes which produces warty outgrowths on the tubers.
- ‘In Canada, an outbreak of fungal pathogens affecting canola and potato wart disease.’
- ‘It is resistant to potato wart disease, has high field tolerance to rhizoctonia, tuber blight, internal rust spot, and common scab.’
- ‘In particular, outbreaks of plum pox virus, Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle and potato wart disease required our efforts to protect Canada's plant resources.’
- ‘The potato is immune to wart disease and susceptible to viruses and blight, but it produces a good yield of excellent flavour.’
- ‘Potato wart disease is caused by the soil borne fungus Synchytrium endobioticum, whose spores have been known to remain viable for up to 40 years.’
- ‘Potato wart disease is caused by the soil-borne fungus Synchytrium endobioticum, which infects cultivated potato and a number of wild Solanum species.’
- ‘It is very suitable for early processing into French fries and early table potato as it is resistant to Globoderarostochiensis and only slightly susceptible to wart disease.’
- ‘This is the first report of sugar beet crown wart disease (U. leproides) affecting B. vulgaris in Egypt.’
- ‘No person shall plant or knowingly cause or permit to be planted any potatoes on any premises in his occupation or under his charge declared infected with wart disease of potatoes.’
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