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What emerging potato insect pests should be on our radar and why?

{Sponsored} Increasingly, potato growers are noticing foliage damage that appears to be from lygus bugs, also known as plant bugs. Lygus bugs are ... more »

Q: What has changed over the last 15 years in regard to late-season insect control and how does it impact my management strategies today?

{Sponsored} Broad-spectrum insecticides have largely gone by the wayside. Growers no longer rely upon season-long control of the former broad-spectrum... more »

Question: How much early blight resistance to SDHI fungicides are you seeing in the fields and how is it impacting current control strategies?

{Sponsored} In the recent past, early blight resistance was between 90% to 100% for the major SDHI fungicides on the market. New strategies had to be ... more »

Question: How can I control aphids, psyllids and Colorado potato beetles while still maintaining my beneficial insects?

{Sponsored} Many potato farmers use pyrethroid insecticides for a variety of reasons. However, repeatedly using broad-spectrum insecticides has set fa... more »

Question: I’ve tried everything and I haven’t been able to control wireworms. What do you recommend I do to control wireworms?

{Sponsored} Wireworms are an annual problem for potato producers in North Carolina and Virginia and can cause heavy damage. Recently, other areas such... more »


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