Agriculture: Potato Pest Management Guidelines

Storage

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

About Storage

What should you be doing during this time?

Use proper sanitation in storage areas.

Treat tubers going into storage if there is risk of fusarium dry rot, silver scurf, or late blight infection and tubers are to be stored more than 3 months.

Use proper curing conditions at beginning of storage.

Piles with significant number of wet or rotten potatoes should be removed.

Avoid repeated pile disturbance.

Store at temperatures that prevent nematode multiplication if compatible with intended use.

Text Updated: 08/19