The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Miller Research and several crop consultants across the state, has initiated a scouting program that covers commercial potato fields throughout southern Idaho. The project is funded in part by ISDA. The primary means of sampling psyllids will be by the use of yellow sticky cards, although vacuum samples and leaf samples are being taken from some fields as well. The first traps were deployed during the week of May 13; thus far, no potato psyllids have been found in any samples. Details of the monitoring program and results of monitoring efforts (by county) will be available soon.
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SOURCE: Treasure Valley and Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network