Year-Round IPM Program Pages
This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of both commercial and seed potato production fields in California.
- Mitigate pesticide effects on air and water quality.
What should you be doing during this time?
Plant under appropriate soil temperature and soil moisture conditions to avoid the following:
Based on field history, consider a soil-applied insecticide to control:
If possible, select insecticides for in-furrow or seed treatment applications rather than broadcast applications
Consider in-furrow application of nematicide.
Consider applying fungicide in furrows at planting to reduce:
Consider field edge plantings of habitat that provides floral resources for natural enemies (PDF) that help control pests in adjacent crops.