Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

Idaho farmers watching for early insects

University of Idaho Extension entomologist Erik Wenninger believes insect development is well ahead of normal in Idaho following a mild winter, and growers could face heightened pest and disease challenges, as a result. Based on an analysis of daily regional temperatures, Wenninger believes insect development is two to three weeks ahead of the 30-year average in Magic Valley, nearly a couple of weeks ahead of schedule in Eastern Idaho and four to six days early in Treasure Valley. “This year has been exceptionally warm so far,” Wenninger said. “I think growers should be beginning their scouting for insects a good two to three weeks earlier than they normally do, at least in the Magic Valley.” More

Editor & Publisher: Lukie Pieterse

Feel free to get in touch with Lukie!
He’ll be most happy to share your company’s news stories on Potato News Today and its affiliated social media channels.
Connect on LinkedIn
Follow on Twitter
About us

Promote your company here

Go here to learn how we can help you to promote your company to our global readership, or get in touch with Lukie directly to discuss promotion options: