Insects

Threat Assessment

When zebra chip burst onto the scene in the U.S. in the 2000s, it came as a nasty surprise for many growers and cost producers millions of dollars. A ... more »

Plants use calcium to send internal warning of attacking aphids

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants send internal warning signals in response to an attack by aphids. They found that wh... more »

Torac now allowed in eastern US

Torac insecticide from Nichino America has been granted a label expansion by the EPA allowing use in potatoes in states east of the Mississippi River.... more »

First potato psyllid of the season found in Idaho

One potato psyllid was collected on a sticky trap in potato in Canyon County. On June 1, Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network reported that the ... more »

Potato psyllid monitoring underway in Idaho

The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Miller Research and crop consultants across the state will continue its monitoring program for potato p... more »

IPM working group to meet in Oregon

The Resilient Potato Production Initiative Workgroup, a coalition of members of the potato community working to increase the adoption of IPM practices... more »

NPC files comments on ‘neonics’

The National Potato Council has filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency urging a science-based approach to their assessment of four ne... more »

Update: Progress on Idaho’s nematode program

The Idaho Potato Commission has released the latest on its efforts to fight the pale cyst nematode. The group also released a statement after a distri... more »

Judge decides government didn’t follow rules in quarantining Idaho potato fields

A district court judge has ruled in favor of a group of Idaho farmers affected by a federal pale cyst nematode quarantine program who claimed that the... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds technical sales associate

David Pratt, formerly of Michigan Sugar Co. and Michigan State University recently joined Vive Crop Protection as a technical sales associate. David ... more »


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