11th Washington - Oregon Potato Conference 

The PDF files listed below are PowerPoint Presentations shared by our General Session Speakers from the 2020 WA/OR Potato Conference. 


Do non-traditional additives merit potato grower time and money? Colton Thurgood, WSU Pullman

Beet leafhopper and the pathogens it transmits: New multidisciplinary research in the Northwest, Dave Crowder, WSU Pullman

Characterization of Streptomyces in U.S. potato production identifies diverse common scab pathogenic species and promising biocontrol agents, Chris Clarke, USDA-ARS Beltsville MD

Lygus feeding on potatoes: Final report on damage symptomology and potential for impact on yield and quality, Tim Waters, WSU Extension, Pasco

Suppression of soilborne pathogens – insights from a comparison of diseased and healthy potato fields, Markus Kleber, OSU Corvallis

Evaluating and improving soil health in OR/WA potato production systems: Year 1, Amber Moore, OSU Corvallis

IPM-related research on psyllids, leafhoppers, and wireworms at the USDA-ARS in Wapato, Rodney Cooper and Dave Horton, USDA-ARS, Wapato WA

How much is seedborne Potato virus Y costing the average Washington grower? Mark Pavek, WSU Pullman

Production applications for GA & NAA seed treatments, Rick Knowles, WSU Pullman


Limiting a superpest: Colorado potato beetle in the Pacific Northwest, Michael Crossley, University of Georgia

MH-30 inhibits potato cell division, yield, and grower profits, Colton Thurgood, WSU Pullman

Pest problems that can be brought into a field in or on seed tubers, and which ones to worry about the most, Ken Frost, OSU Hermiston

Genetics, Measurement, and Standardization within the Potato Genetics Lab at USDA/ARS – Prosser, WA, Max Feldman, USDA-ARS Prosser