Understanding Pest Contour Maps

Monday May 01, 2023

Contour maps showing results from the WSU Extension insect monitoring network are available on the Potato Decision Aid System (DAS). These maps use color to help you visualize where and how many insec...

WSU Potato Alerts

Friday Apr 07, 2023

The WSU Potato Alerts e-newsletter covers topics important to potato production in the irrigated Columbia Basin. The alerts are issued weekly during the potato growing season, with additional issues s...

Additional Pest & Disease Management Information

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

The following links will take you to some of the best online resources for potato pest and disease management. IPM GUIDES and OTHER INFORMATION: Potato Decision Aid System: Welcome to our new and im...

Potato Virus Y

Potato Virus Y

Sunday Jun 09, 2024

POTATO VIRUS Y (PVY) is the reason for most potato seed lot downgrades by seed certification agencies. This disease has become increasingly difficult for seed growers to deal with due (mostly) to the ...

Herbicide Carryover in Potato Seed

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Some herbicides can accumulate in daughter tubers if they drift onto or are accidentally applied to potato foliage. This can result in problems the following season when the tubers are used as seed. H...