Pest Management Options

Pest Management Options

Insects and Other Arthropods

We suggest that growers and others access management suggestions in two places. First is the Integrated Pest Management Guidelines for Insects and Mites in Idaho, Oregon and Washington Potatoes.

Second is the PNW Insect Management Handbook, published annually by Oregon State University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University. The entire book can be accessed online here.

Plant Pathogens and Nematodes

A starting point for many diseases is the Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook.

Another option is this set of resources presented by the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group.

Cull Potato Management

Some years ago the WSPC distributed a document about management of cull potatoes and the problems they pose in terms of pest management. A slightly revised version of that is available here.

Please check back here, or watch your regional potato newsletters, for news on our research results and new management options.

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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 Raina Spence, 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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