Insects

John Deere, Farm Dog mobile-to-sprayer solution moving forward

Farm Dog, John Deere, and ADAMA recently previewed their mobile-to-sprayer integrated solution to 750 agriculture professionals at the 2019 Develop wi... more »

pale-cyst-nematode

Making progress on pale cyst nematode infestation in Idaho

For the past decade, pale cyst nematode (PCN) has been an unwelcome topic for potato growers. While the destructive parasites aren’t eradicated i... more »

Miller Research to host annual potato pest management seminar

Miller Research will hold its annual potato pest management seminar Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Wilson Theater, 610 Fremont St., Rupert,... more »

Reducing pesticide residue focus of Washington State University project

Reducing the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that leave residues on food marks the focus of a new research project led by Lav Khot, an assistant prof... more »

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 »

Question: 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 »


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