Potato Pink Eye is not Pink Rot

Tuesday Nov 02, 2021

Potato pink eye is a disorder that causes raised pink areas on immature tubers, usually around the eyes. As the skin sets, the pink areas eventually dry and develop into brown corky patches. The sympt...

Potato Alerts

Friday Sep 17, 2021

The WSU Potato DAS Alerts are relevant to potato production in the Columbia Basin in Washington. If you would like to subscribe to our alerts, click HERE and select Potato DAS.   September 1...

Crowder Highlights How DAS Can Trim Production Costs

Thursday Sep 16, 2021

As originally appeared in, Pacific Northwest Ag Network - 11th August 2021, Interview with Dr. David Crowder. In an effort to help tree fruit growers save on their operating costs, 15 years ago Was...

Potato Psyllid Phenology Model

Thursday Sep 02, 2021

Temperature-based phenology models can be used to forecast the life cycles of insects because their development is largely dependent on the temperatures they experience. If you know how many heat unit...

Higher Risk of Zebra Chip Predicted in Washington State

Wednesday Aug 25, 2021

As originally appeared in, Capital Press - 8th July 2021 Washington potato farmers will need "extra vigilance" monitoring and managing their fields for potato psyllids and signs of zebra chip dis...