Diseases

How to manage beet leafhoppers

There were a lot more beet leafhoppers (BLHs) on our yellow sticky traps this week. They were found on traps at 42 of the 53 potato fields we monitor... more »

Nutrient-rich purple potato developed

Purple potatoes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to increase vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake. However, a group of r... more »

Flower borders help reduce mosaic in Russet Norkotahs

In recent years, there has been an increased interest in improving soil health through changing traditional agricultural practices. One way to accompl... more »

Technique accelerates isolation of blight resistance genes

Researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory and Genome Analysis Center have developed a method of accelerating the isolation of plant disease resistance g... more »

Study tests psyllids for insecticide resistance

A growing resistance of potato psyllids to the neonicotinoid classification of insecticides has Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entom... more »

APHIS conducting supplemental EA for PCN in eastern Idaho

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for pale cyst nematode (PCN) in Bing... more »

UAS Spreads Its Wings

Donna Delparte is an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, and has been performing resear... more »

Compass Minerals launches Protassium+ Organic

Compass Minerals has announced the release of Protassium+ Organic, a potassium fertilizer.Protassium+ Organic is a dual-nutrient, concentrated sulfate... more »

PMN offers webinar on Pythium leak

The Plant Management Network's (PMN) Focus on Potato has a new webinar on Pythium leak available here.The free webinar is narrated by Lyndon Porter, a... more »

USDA to fund nanotechnology research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The univers... more »


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