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Second Edition
Integrated Pest Management for Potatoes in the Western United States

Published 2006 · Publication 3316 · 167 pages

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Photo of the manual, IPM for Potatoes

This is the most complete and best-illustrated guide available for managing potato pests under western farming conditions.

Designed for use by growers, pest control advisors, crop managers, and county agents in the western states, this manual also is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in potato production. The second edition contains extensively revised sections on aphid management and virus transmission, leafhoppers and phytoplasma transmission, late blight, bacterial early dying, black dot, silver scurf, and cover crops for nematode management. Inside you will also find 51 new color photos, a section on organic potato production, and a comprehensive index.

Thorough Research

Forty university researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists from across the west contributed to the revision of this manual.

In addition to the excellent color photographs, 58 line drawings, tables, and charts cover critical topics such as:

  • plant structure and development
  • storage effects on sugar accumulation, dormancy, and aging
  • seed quality and production of certified seed potatoes
  • characteristics of cultivars grown in the western U.S., including susceptibility to diseases and physiological disorders
  • organic potato production
  • scheduling management activities
  • monitoring techniques for major pests
  • keeping pest monitoring records
  • planting techniques
  • irrigation scheduling
  • fertilization
  • pest problems in different growing areas
  • differential host test for species of root-knot nematode
  • emergence dates for major weed species in different growing areas

More than 210 Photos

More than 210 color photographs and numerous line drawings help identify more than 120 pests and disorders—including insects, diseases, physiological disorders, nematodes, and weeds—as well as the common natural enemies of insects and mites.

Indispensable Resource

"...an indispensable resource for all potato workers; no extension professional can afford to do without one."
--A. R. Mosley, Oregon State University, past president of Potato Association of America

How to order

This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

List of Contents

Integrated Pest Management for Potatoes in the Western United States
Growth and Development Requirements of the Potato Plant
  • Growth Requirements · Development (Vegetative Growth · Tuber Initiation · Tuber Growth · Maturation) · Energy Resources and Yield (Effects of Pest Injury on Yield: Water and Nutrient Transport, Carbohydrate Transport, Foliage Reduction · Second Growth) · Storage (Sugar Accumulation · Dormancy · Aging)
Managing Pests in Potatoes
  • Pest Identification · Monitoring (Weather Data · Pest Activity · Soil, Water, and Tissue Testing · Aerial Monitoring · Keeping Records)  · Control Action Guidelines  · Management Methods (Seed Quality and Seed Certification · Biological Control · Resistant Cultivars · Cultural Practices: Sanitation, Crop Rotation · Seed Tuber Handling, Seed Treatment, Planting, Hilling, Frost Protection, Irrigation, Fertilization, Vine Killing, Harvest, Sprout Inhibitors, Storage · Pesticides: Pesticide Resistance, Pest Resurgence and Secondary Outbreaks, Accelerated Breakdown, Crop Injury, Hazards to Human Health, Hazards to Wildlife)
Insects and Related Pests
  • Monitoring  · Sucking Insects (Green Peach Aphid · Potato Aphid · Potato Psyllid · Twospotted Spider Mite) · Chewing Insects That Damage Foliage (Colorado Potato Beetle · Cutworms · Loopers · Yellowstriped Armyworms · Grasshoppers) · Pests That Damage Tubers (Wireworms · Flea Beetles · White Grubs · Leatherjacket · Seedcorn Maggot · Garden Symphylan · Potato Tuberworm) · Other Insects (Blister Beetles · Lygus Bugs · Intermountain Potato Leafhopper · Thrips)
  • Field Monitoring and Diagnosis  · Prevention and Management (Seed Selection · Cultivar Selection · Field Selection · Cultural Practices and Sanitation · Pesticides) · Root, Stem, and Tuber Diseases (Verticillium Wilt · Blackleg · Rhizoctonia Stem and Stolon Canker · Bacterial Ring Rot · Scab · Fusarium Dry Rot · Seed Piece Decay · Pink Rot · Water Rot · Black Dot · Silver Scarf · Stem Rot · Powdery Scab)  · Foliar Diseases (Early Blight · Late Blight · White Mold · Powdery Mildew)  · Viruses and Viruslike Diseases (Leafroll · Mosaic-Type Potato Viruses · Corky Ringspot · Calico · Curly Top · Aster Yellows · Witches' Broom)
Physiological Disorders
  • Secondary Growth (Tuber Malformations · Heat Sprout · Tuber Chaining · Little Tuber) · Translucent End  · Jelly End  · Growth Cracks  · Surface Abrasions  · Bruising (Blackspot Bruise · Shatter Bruise · Controlling Blackspot and Shatter Bruise · Bruise Tests · Pressure Bruise)  · Hollow Heart · Internal Brown Spot  · Internal Heat Necrosis  · Vascular Discoloration  · Black Heart  · Low-Temperature Injury  · Greening  · Enlarged Lenticels  · Elephant Hide  · Aerial Tubers  · Ozone Injury  · Herbicide Injury (Acetanilides · Bromoxynil · Dinitroanilines · Glyphosate · Growth Regulators · Thiocarbamates · Triazines · Uracils · Ureas)  · Nutrient Deficiencies (Magnesium · Manganese · Nitrogen · Phosphorus · Potassium · Sulfur · Zinc)
  • Root-Knot Nematode (Description and Biology · Symptoms and Damage · Management Guidelines · Control: Sanitation, Crop Rotation, Early Harvest, Fallow Cultivation, Nematicides) · Root-Lesion Nematode · Stubby-Root Nematode · Potato-Rot Nematode · Potato Cyst Nematode
  • Management Guidelines (Field Selection and Crop Rotation · Monitoring: Surveys, Soil Tests, Herbicide Residue Test · Cultivation · Herbicides) · Major Weed Species in Potatoes · Perennial Weeds (Canada Thistle · Quackgrass · Nutsedges · Field Bindweed) · Parasitic Weed (Dodder) · Annual Broadleaved Weeds · Potato Family (Potato Volunteers · Nightshades · Groundcherries) · Mustard Family (Mustards · London Rocket · Tumble Mustard · Shepherdspurse · Field Pennycress · Tansymustard) · Goosefoot Family (Lambsquarters · Kochia · Russian Thistle) · Thistle Family (Annual Sowthistle · Common Sunflower · Common Cocklespur) · Annual Broadleaved Weeds--Other (Pigweeds · Mallow · Nettle · Wild Buckwheat · Prostrate Knotweed · Common Purslane)  · Annual Grasses (Barnyardgrass · Foxtails · Longspine Sandbar · Wild Oats · Witchgrass)
Index of Names for Diseases and Disorders

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