Below the links to the newsletter issued this year to potato industry,
with current information about the size and location of important
insect pest populations in the Columbia Basin.
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Management Handbook This handbook is a tool for making decisions regarding the management
of important insect pests in the PNW. For information about potato pests, select the Chapter: Irish
Leafhopper Monitoring with Yellow Sticky Cards This article explains how to deploy yellow
card traps for monitoring beet leafhoppers. It also provides information about correctly identifying
beet leafhoppers, as there are many look-alike leafhoppers in the Columbia Basin.
Monitoring with Yellow Sticky Cards This article explains how to set up sticky traps for
monitoring potato psyllids. It also explains how to identify them correctly, as there are several
psyllid species they can be confused with.
Cornell University –
Organic Production and IPM Guide for Potatoes This guide includes a chapter on
insect management. The guide is aimed at Northeastern potato growers, so some of the information
not pertain to the Pacific Northwest. Keep in mind that we have a longer, hotter, and drier growing
season and a different spectrum of pests.
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