Insects

Insecticide resistance in Colorado potato beetles

Colorado potato beetles overwinter in the soil as adults, often aggregating in woody areas adjacent to the fields in which they have spent the previou... more »

Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed t... more »

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 »

Idaho Association of Plant Protection’s annual meeting set for early November

The Idaho Association of Plant Protection will hold its annual meeting Nov. 7-8, 2018, in Twin Falls. It will touch on numerous insects and bacteri... more »

Washington state secures funding for potato research, including on potato psyllid

The USDA, through their Specialty Crop Block Grants program, awarded over $600,000 to support three potato research projects to Washington state resea... more »

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 »


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