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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes

Location

Mailing Address:
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

Phone: 208-397-4181

Fax: 208-397-4311

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/aberdeen

Location

Mailing Address:
3793 North 3600 East
Kimberly ID 83341-5076

Phone: 208-423-4691

Fax: 208-423-6699

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/kimberly

Location

Mailing Address:
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699

Phone: 208-722-6701

Fax: 208-722-6708

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/parma

Location

News, updates & conferences

June 16, 2017 — More potato psyllids found in Magic Valley

Psyllids were collected this week on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Twin Falls (one field) and Jerome (one field).

This week, we collected two psyllids from sticky cards (one from Light sites and one from Intense sites).

We had traps deployed in 78 of the estimated 96 fields (81.2 percent) that will be monitored this year and found psyllids in two of these 78 fields (2.5 percent).

All psyllids collected last week tested negative for Lso (liberibacter), the bacterium that causes zebra chip.

As always, we urge growers and crop consultants to have an IPM program in place.

  • View the “Updated weekly reports” below for details on trap captures in Intense and Light sites.

  • Information on psyllid and zebra chip biology and management go to psyllid management.

  • Posted on PNW Pest Alert Network

June 16, 2017 — More potato psyllids found in Magic Valley

Psyllids were collected this week on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Twin Falls (one field) and Jerome (one field).

This week, we collected two psyllids from sticky cards (one from Light sites and one from Intense sites).

We had traps deployed in 78 of the estimated 96 fields (81.2 percent) that will be monitored this year and found psyllids in two of these 78 fields (2.5 percent).

All psyllids collected last week tested negative for Lso (liberibacter), the bacterium that causes zebra chip.

As always, we urge growers and crop consultants to have an IPM program in place.


June 9, 2017 – First potato psyllids found in Treasure Valley

Psyllids were collected this week on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Cassia (one field) and Canyon (two fields).

This week, we collected three psyllids from sticky cards (one from Light sites and two from Intense sites).

We had traps deployed in 67 of the estimated 96 fields (69.7 percent) that will be monitored this year and found psyllids in three of these 67 fields (4.4 percent).

All psyllids collected last week tested negative for Lso (liberibacter), the bacterium that causes zebra chip.

As always, we urge growers and crop consultants to have an IPM program in place.


June 2, 2017 – More potato psyllids found in Magic Valley

Psyllids were collected this week on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Gooding (1 field), Jerome (1 field) and Minidoka (1 field).

This week, we collected six psyllids from sticky cards (two from Light sites and four from Intense sites).

We had traps deployed in 57 of the estimated 83 fields (68.6 percent) that will be monitored this year and found psyllids in three of these 57 fields (5.2 percent).

As always, we urge growers and crop consultants to have an IPM program in place.


May 26, 2017 — First potato psyllids found in Idaho potato fields this season

We retrieved our first set of sticky traps from potato fields this season and found on these cards our first potato psyllids for the 2017 potato season.

Potato psyllids were collected on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Twin Falls (1 field), Minidoka (2 fields).

This week, we collected three psyllids from sticky cards (two from Light sites and one from Intense sites).

We had traps deployed in 17 of the estimated 73 fields (23 percent) that will be monitored this year and found psyllids in three of the monitored fields (17.6 percent).


2017 Potato psyllid monitoring program underway in Idaho

The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Miller Research and several crop consultants across the state will continue our monitoring program for potato psyllids, zebra chip and liberibacter (Lso), the bacterium that causes zebra chip. The monitoring program covers commercial potato fields throughout southern Idaho and is funded in part by IPC, USDA and generous in-kind contributions by our collaborators.

The first deployment of sticky cards occurred this week in 12 Treasure Valley sites and 21 Magic Valley sites. Next week we expect to initiate sampling in 15 and 20 additional fields in the Treasure and Magic valleys, respectively.

More details on the program will be forthcoming as we continue to ramp up sampling efforts. To learn more about potato psyllids and zebra chip, including management and scouting recommendations, go to psyllid management.

View full alert at: http://pnwpestalert.net/alerts/index/2017-potato-psyllid-monitoring-program-underway-in-idaho

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Contact

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes

Location

Mailing Address:
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

Phone: 208-397-4181

Fax: 208-397-4311

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/aberdeen

Location

Mailing Address:
3793 North 3600 East
Kimberly ID 83341-5076

Phone: 208-423-4691

Fax: 208-423-6699

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/kimberly

Location

Mailing Address:
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699

Phone: 208-722-6701

Fax: 208-722-6708

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/parma

Location