Waters Is Hopeful Cold Temperatures Will Help Farmers This Growing Season

The cold temperatures the Pacific Northwest saw to ring in the New Year may help farmers later this growing season. Washington State University’s Dr. Tim Waters says while those frigid temperatures will do little to the insect and disease population, the temps will disrupt where many of those pest like to live; volunteer potatoes. “When […]

Waters: Veggie Growers Must Continue Active Scouting

Thanks to cooler temperatures, the disease pressure on vegetable growers across the Inland Northwest has been relatively light, but growers are reminded to continue to scout. Dr. Tim Waters with Washington State University said typically this time of year, potato growers need to worry about late blight, while onion growers need to keep an eye […]

Sager: Scout Potato Fields Early, Often

With many potato growers getting out in the field, or in some cases wrapping up planting, it’s important that pest control is on the mind. Even this early in the season, Kirk Sager with FMC, said its important growers are thinking about the damage Colorado potato beetles or cabbage loopers can do if not addressed […]

Waters: Potato Growers Need To Watch For Volunteer Potatoes, Colorado Potato Beetle

With temperatures warming and more and more producers getting out into the field, its important potato growers are mindful of disease pressures that could come down the road. Washington State University Extension’s Dr. Tim Waters said one of the main concerns this season will be the Colorado Potato Beetle, thanks mainly to the mild weather […]

Waters: Expect An Active Pest Season

The recent blast of cold air and snow the Northwest has seen over the past week is good news for the snowpack, but it may be too little, too late when it comes to disease pressures this growing season. Washington State University Extension’s Dr. Tim Waters says while the region has seen cold temperatures and […]