Agriculture: Potato Pest Management Guidelines

Planting

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of both commercial and seed potato production fields in California.

About Planting

What should you be doing during this time?

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.

Text Updated: 08/19