Our research and extension program aims to develop integrated management strategies for current and emerging potato and sugar beet diseases. Current investigations of pathogen biology, ecology, and disease epidemiology help us develop tools, including predictive models and remote sensing technologies, for use in effective and economical disease management.
Published on June 23, 2022
The rollercoaster weather has created conditions supportive of oomycete pathogens like Phytophthora and downy mildew, and hot/dry weather-loving insects like thrips, mites and aphids.
Published on June 15, 2022
Extreme weather has adjusted schedules for earlier morning starts for more comfortable laboring, and some growers are documenting damage.
Published on June 8, 2022
Crops are growing after a slow start with the promise of good things to come.
Published on August 18, 2021
Chlorothalonil is now autofilling as suggested text on our phones and computers. Corn earworm has finally made its big appearance, and heavy pressure on silking corn should remain through the season.
Published on August 11, 2021
Heat and humidity characterized this last week, and late comers to preventive fungicide management are playing catch up. Insects featured this week include beetles and caterpillars.