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BREEDING  & VARIETIES 

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Variety Selection & Management chapter from Potato Production Systems

Variety Information
Extension Publications
Characteristics of Potato Varieties in the Pacific Northwest
Benefits of Public Investments in Northwest Potato Breeding Research

Irish Potato, The: A Brief History  [ORDER ONLINE]
Reports and Proceedings

 Economic Efficiency of Variety Selection

 Potato Variety Development Screening Criteria
 Strain Selection Improves the Breed—Fact or Fiction

 Tri-state & Western Regional Potato Variety Reports

Breeding & Genetics

CROPPING SYSTEMS     

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Field Selection, Crop Rotations, & Soil Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Potato Production in the Home Garden
Reports and Proceedings
 
Best Management Practices for Sustainable Potato Production

 Cropping Sequence & Rotation Impact on Potato Production & Soil Condition

Rotations & Potato Disease Control in Idaho
 The Value of Green Manures in Potato Cropping Systems

Cropping Systems

DISEASES  

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Disease Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Blackleg-Soft Rot Disease Complex in Potatoes, The [ORDER ONLINE]
Control of Early Blight Disease of Potato [ORDER ONLINE]
Corky Ringspot of Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Late Blight Management Action Plan for Potatoes
Managing Fungicide Resistance
Managing Late Blight on Irrigated Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest
Managing Benzimidazole Resistance in the Potato Dry Rot Fungus [ORDER ONLINE]
Powdery Scab of Potato  [ORDER ONLINE]
Silver Scurf Management in Potatoes
Silver Scurf of Potatoes
Verticillium Wilt of Potato  
White Mold and Potatoes
Reports and Proceedings
 Bacteria, Fungi, and Soil Health

 Developing DNA Markers that Identify Corky-Ringspot Disease Resistance in Potato
 Efficacy of Phosphite-Based Fungicides for Controlling Pink Rot & Late Blight

 El Manejo De Fungicidas

 Epidemiology & Management of Sclerotinia Stem Rot

 Fitness of Fungicide Resistant Strains of the Pink Rot Pathogen
 
Focusing on Some Key Economic
Factors for Decisions of Veticillium Management
 
Insecticidal Reduction of Potato Leafroll Virus Transmission by the Green Peach Aphid

 Late blight in Idaho: 2004

 Leafhopper Transmitted Diseases Emerging Threat to Pacific Northwest Potatoes
 Managing Pink Rot of Potato

Potato Mosaic Virus: Yield Effects, other Concerns

 Potato Virus Y & Purple Top
 Recognizing & Managing Bacterial Ringrot
 Rhizotonia and Black Scurf Management

 Rotations and Potato Disease Control in Idaho
 Sclerotinia
White Mold of Potato

 Timing of Fungicide Applications for Managing Early Blight
 Use of Foliar Fungicides for Managing Potato Diseases
Using all the Tools in the Pink Rot Management Toolbox

 Virus Management

Diseases

FERTILITY  

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Nutrient Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Nitrogen Uptake and Utilization by Pacific Northwest Field Crops
Nutrient Management Guidelines for Russet Burbank Potatoes
Reports and Proceedings
 Daily Nutrient Use in Potatoes

 Effect of Potassium Rate Source & Application Timing on Potato Yield & Quality

 Humic Acid Effects on Potato Response to Phosphorus

 Interaction of Crop Protectants with Potato Nitrogen Management
 Phosphorus Nutrition in Potato Production
 Potato Varietal Responses to Nitrogen Rate & Timing

 Soil Fertility & Potato Production (Spanish)

Fertility

GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, & PHYSIOLOGY

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Growth & Development chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications

Brown Center and Hollow Heart in Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Cultural Management of Bannock Russet Potatoes

Cultural Management of Blazer Russet Potatoes
Cultural Management of Gem Russet Potatoes
Cultural Management of Ranger Russet Potatoes
Cultural Management of Russet Norkotah Potatoes

Cultural Management of Western Russet Potatoes
Reports and Proceedings
 Bulking Rate of Six Potato Varieties in Eastern Idaho

 Consequences of Heat & Water Stress

 Development of Methods for Estimating & Managing the Yield Potential of Seed Potatoes

 Effects of Heat & Water Stress on the Physiology of Potatoes

 Effects of the Season on Potato Physiology & Performance

 Effects of the Season on Seed Potato Physiology & Performance

 Heat Stress & Herbicide Damage Symptomology

 Importance of Tuber Set & Bulking Rate

 Physiology of Heat & Water Stress

 Physiology of Tuber Bulking

 Symptoms of Heat & Water Stress on Potatoes
Understanding Tuber Bulking Rates of Six Potato Varieties

Growth, Development, & Physiology

HARVEST  

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Harvest Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications

Potato Bruise Prevention Video Series - all five videos  [ORDER ONLINE]
Preventing Potato Bruise Damage
Thumbnail Cracks of Potato Tubers
Reports and Proceedings
 Components of Blackspot Bruise

 Factors Associated with Potential Potato Blackspot Bruising

 Maintenance of Potato Processing Chemical Maturity Monitoring
Potato Harvest Management
 Vine Kill & Maturity

Harvest

INSECTS & NEMATODES  

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Integrated Pest Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Nematode Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Insects, Pests, & Their Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Biology and Management of the Potato Tuberworm in the Pacific Northwest

Field Guild to Potato Pests  [ORDER ONLINE]
Integrated Pest Management for Potatoes in the Western United States, 2d edition [ORDER ONLINE]

Lesser Bulb Flies on Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest
Potato Nematodes and Their Control  [ORDER ONLINE]
Potato Rot Nematode  [ORDER ONLINE]
Potato Tuberworm: A Threat for Idaho Potatoes

Wireworm Biology & Nonchemical Management in Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest
Reports and Proceedings
 Bioecology and Basic IPM for Potato Nematodes

 Culture Management Practices to Combat Tuber Moth

 Idaho's IPM Standards for Potatoes
Impact of Nematode Management Options on Potato Cultivation

 Influences of Nematode Management Practices on Potato Cultivation in Idaho
 Integrated Nematode Management - An Option for Sustainable Potato Production in Idaho

 Integrated Nematode Management Options for the Sustainable Potato Production
 Nematode Management Options for Sustainable Potato Production in Idaho
 Potato Nematode Management Tactics with Biological & Chemical Strategies

Insects & Nematodes

IRRIGATION   

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Irrigation Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Potato Irrigation Management
Potato Production with Limited Water Supply
Reports and Proceedings
Deficit Irrigation; Managing a Potato Crop with Less Water

Herbicide Incorporation with Varying Amounts of Irrigation Water
 Irrigation Scheduling Tools
 Irrigation Tips for New Varieties

Irrigation Water Management in Potatoes: 2006 Challenges
Managing a Potato Crop with Reduced Water Supplies
 Potato Production with Limited Water Supplies

 Reducing Exposure to Drought Risk in Potatoes

Irrigation

MARKETING & ECONOMICS  

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Economics and Marketing from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications

Contribution of the Potato Industry to Idaho's Economy

Past, Present, and Future Uses of Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Returns from Potato Research: Accounting for State and Regional Effects
Specialty Potato Production and Marketing in Southern Idaho
Reports and Proceedings
 Economic Efficiency of Pest Management Decisions: Diseases
 Economic Efficiency of Pest Management Decisions: Insects & Weeds

 Economics of Storing Potatoes

Emerging Potato Industry Trends: 2004
 Estimating Cost of Potato Production in Idaho
 Historical Impact of Technology on the Potato Industry

Impact of the Potato Conference Spanish Section
 Quantifying Risk in Potato Production
Tomorrow's Opportunities in the Potato Industry

Marketing & Economics

QUALITY & SAFETY  

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Tuber Quality Maintenance chapter from  Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Continuing to Manage Foreign Material For Quality Idaho Potatoes [ORDER ONLINE]
Handling Potato Waste for Beef Cattle Feeding  [ORDER ONLINE]
Management Practices and Sugar End Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Managing Foreign Material for Quality Idaho Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Specific Gravity of Potatoes  [ORDER ONLINE]
Reports and Proceedings
 Anthocyanin & Carotenoid Contents in Potato Breeding for the Specialty Market

 Educating the Spanish Speaking Farm Workers about West Nile Virus Protection

 Food & Farm Safety

Food Science, Quality, & safelty

SEED & PLANTING  

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Seed & Planting Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Guidelines for Russet Burbank Nuclear Seed Potato Production in Idaho  [ORDER ONLINE]
Potato Seed Management: Seed Certification and Selection
Potato Seed Management: Seed Size and Age
Potato Seed Myths
Potatoes: Influencing Seed Tuber Behavior  [ORDER ONLINE]
Reports and Proceedings
Consequences of Poor Potato Planting
 
Effect of Four Seed Piece Spacings on Economic Return of 'Russet Burbank' Potatoes
 Effect of Missing Plants on Yield of Four Potato Varieties

Effects of Removing Seed Pieces & Planting Depth on Potato Yield
 
Efficient Planter Performance Adds to Potato Profits

Influence of Soil Compaction & Tillage on Potato Production

Is Your Potato Planter Restricting Your Profit Potential

Multi-Purpose Varieties for the Idaho Potato Growers

Nitrogen Fertilizer Management for New Potato Varieties
On-Farm Evaluation of Potato Planter Performance

Private Varieties in the Fresh Potato Market
 Risks Associated With Early Potato Planting

Studies of Potato Planter Management in Elmore County
 Tools for Seed-Buying Decisions

Tuber Tip: Plant at Correct Depth 
Tuber Tip: Use Only Certified Seed 

Variety Choice as a Tool to Manage Stress

Seed & Planting

STORAGE   

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Storage Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Commercial Application of CIPC Sprout Inhibitor to Storage Potatoes

Cull and Waste Potato Management
Diagnosis and Management of Potato Storage Diseases
Fresh-Pack Potatoes: Handling, Packaging, and Transportation in Refrigerated Railcars
Insulation and Vapor Barriers in Potato Storage Buildings [ORDER ONLINE]

Options for Storing Potatoes at Home
Organic and Alternative Methods for Potato Sprout Control in Storage
Storage Management for Gem Russet Potatoes
Storage Management for Summit Russet Potatoes
Storage Management for Umatilla Russet Potatoes
Storage Management of A93157-6LS (Premier Russet) Potatoes
Storage Management of Alturas Potatoes

Storage Management of Western Russet Potatoes
Use of Chlorine Dioxide in Potato Storage, The               
Vine Kill and Long-term Storage of Ranger Russet Potatoes
Reports and Proceedings
 Alternative Sprout Suppressants for Stored Potatoes
Clove Oil for Potato Sprout & Silver Scurf Suppression in Storage
 Efficacy of Chlorine Dioxide in Potato Storage Environments
 
Impact of Ventilation System Operation on Stored Potatoes

Maleic Hydrazide for Potato Quality & Sprout Control
 Managing Potatoes in Storage with Reference to Heat & Water Stress

Methods for Sprout & Disease Suppression of Potatoes in Storage
 Phosphorous Acid Efficacy on Storage Disease Control

Post Harvest Potato Storage Disease Control

Potato Storage Costs: 2006
 Processing Quality: Cultivars, Vine Kill, & Storage

 Processing Quality in Storage

Russet Norkotah Storage

Storage & Quality 'Ranger Russet' Potatoes

Storage of New Potato Varieties: 2003

Storage Requirements for New Varieties: 2006

Weight Loss Potential of New Varieties

Storage

WEEDS  

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Weed Management chapter from Potato Production Systems
Extension Publications
Chateau Herbicide for Use in Potatoes
Eptam for Weed Control in Potatoes
Herbicide Drift and Carryover Injury in Potatoes: Recognizing the Symptoms  [ORDER ONLINE]
Matrix in Weed Management Systems for Potatoes
Metribuzin for Potato Weed Control  [ORDER ONLINE]
Outlook Herbicide for Weed Control in Potatoes
Volunteer Potato Control
Reports and Proceedings  
 Green Manure Weed Control in Potato Production

 Herbicide Incorporation with Varying Amounts of Irrigation Water
 Herbicide Resistant Management Strategies

 Potato Weed Management Workshop: 2004

 Weed Control Workshop: 2001 Potato Conference

 Weed Management Workshop: 2002 Potato Conference
 Weed Management Workshop: 2005 Potato Conference part 1
 Weed Management Workshop: 2005 Potato Conference part 2
Weed Management Workshop: 2006 Potato Conference part 1
Weed Management Workshop: 2006 Potato Conference part 2

Weeds