Pests and Diseases, Sustainability

Idaho spud growers expect bad weed year

Crop scientists expect severe weed pressure in Idaho this season, especially in potato fields, following a prolonged wet period throughout the state’s southern and eastern regions. “All of the rain we’ve had may have compromised some of our pre-emergence herbicides. That’s the main thing I’ve noticed so far,” said Jeff Miller, a crop scientist with Rupert, Idaho-based Miller Research. Miller said he’s also seen commercial fields with signs of herbicide damage in spud plants. More

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