Idaho potato psyllid monitoring update
All of the potato fields we have been monitoring have been vine killed. We are still monitoring a few harvested fields and our overwintering sites. In the coming weeks we will put together a summary of the monitoring results from this year.
Detailed results for the “intense” fields, which are monitored with 10 sticky traps, vacuum samples, and leaf samples are here:
Detailed results for the “light” fields, which are monitored with 4 sticky traps are here:
More information and resources on potato psyllids and zebra chip, including management and scouting recommendations, can be found at the link below.
Malheur County Pesticide Collection
Please see the following attachments for information and registration on a Pesticide Collection for Malheur County to be held on October 22, 2014 at the Simplot Grower Solutions facility in Ontario. Registration is required to help us be prepared for what is coming. The collection contractor prefers registrations be submitted via scan/email or fax. The Malheur County Extension office will be happy to fax your form for you if you bring it in. Please read the entire brochure (we didn't write it just for fun)for the whole scoop and call 541-881-1417 if you have any questions.
In conjunction with this collection, there will also be an empty container collection. No registration needed for that but please make sure your containers are properly (triple) rinsed!!
2014 Japanese Beetle Field Season Finishes
Traps all over the state came down last week signifying the end of Japanese Beetle (JB) monitoring in Idaho for the 2014 field season. In total 1,283 adult beetles were collected in the traps between June 19 and October 1. That is a 58% reduction compared to the 3,058 JB captured during 2013. This is attributed to the effect of targeted insecticide treatments that were part of the current JB eradication program in Boise. One area in the Warm Springs neighborhood where 1,930 beetles were trapped in 2013, and which was subsequently treated, produced only 92 adults this summer – down 95%. JB were not found in traps located anywhere else in the state.
Data is currently being analyzed and plans being made for monitoring/treatment of JB in 2015. This information, once finalized, will be available on the Idaho State Department of Agriculture website. With questions please contact Paul.Castrovillo@agri.idaho.gov or call 208-332-8627.