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Psyllids found in Pacific Northwest

Potato psyllids have been found in Idaho, Oregon and Washington this spring. This is the earliest date for psyllids to be reported in the Pacific Northwest.              The University of Idaho in collaboration with Miller Research reported finding one psyllid on a yellow sticky trap in a potato field in Jerome County as well as psyllids in Twin Falls County on bitter nightshade sites. A previous report of psyllids found in Payette and Canyon counties…  » Read more

Toll-free potato blight hotlines

Syngenta, in partnership with five universities, once again will offer toll-free potato blight hotlines during the growing season.             The hotlines consist of researchers providing updates about current potato disease pressures during the growing season in each growing region.             The updates are provided by the following universities and are available at the corresponding phone numbers: University of Idaho: 1-800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 1-888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 1-888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 1-800-705-3377 Washington State…  » Read more

Klamath Basin growers create new endowment

Klamath Basin potato growers George Rajnus, Dan Chin and Lon Baley, with Bill Brewer, president and CEO of the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC), presented a check for $100,000 to Dan Arp, Ph.D., Oregon State University (OSU) dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell Karow, Ph.D., department head of Crop and Soil Science. The check represents the intent of the Klamath Basin potato industry, with the support of OPC, to contribute $250,000 to the…  » Read more