Insect Trapping Guides

Insect Trapping Guides

Since 2002 the Northwest potato industry has faced a series of three major insect pests that it had not hitherto dealt with: beet leafhopper (which transmits the phytoplasma that causes purple top disease), potato tuberworm, and potato psyllid (which transmits the bacterium that causes zebra chip). Below are links to documents that explain how to recognize these insects and to monitor their populations using traps.

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Insects, Diseases, Nematodes, & Beneficial Organisms

Find out more information about insects, diseases, nematodes, and beneficial organisms for Potatoes.

About The Northwest Potato Research Consortium

In February 2012 the state potato commissions in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon officially launched a new cooperative effort in research. The aim of this initiative is to increase cooperation and efficiency of the research programs funded by the three potato commissions that total about $1.5 million annually. It will also work toward comprehensive research results reporting process that aims to get useful information to the growers and industry members who need it. This website is a big part of that effort. Research results, integrated pest management guidance, and production information of many kinds will be presented here. For feedback or suggestions on this site, please contact Andy Jensen, Manager of the Consortium.

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Research Library

A useful and resourceful research library available with a wealth of knowledge and insight into potato data from in field experience.

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