Welcome to the Idaho Potato Diseases website. The goal of this website is to provide Idaho potato growers with reliable and up-to-date information on the identity, biology and disease-cycles, and current control methods for diseases of potatoes.
Due to the ever present threat from fungal pathogens, proper and timely diagnosis of potato diseases is paramount to effective disease management, and growers need up-to-date information to help make important decisions on optimal use and timing of pesticides and other control options. Most Idaho potato growers use some disease management practices and are seeking alternative control strategies that will help them develop practical, economically viable, and environmentally sound integrated crop management practices.
This website has been setup by the University of Idaho Potato Pathology program and is part of the University of Idaho's continuing commitment to helping growers improve the way they manage their businesses, with an emphasis on integrated crop management, education, and safety.