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2023 Idaho Assocation of Plant Protection

November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - November 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

The 2023 Idaho Association of Plant Protection will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the University of Idaho Minidoka County Extension Office (McGregor Building) in Rupert, ID. In-person registration ($30 standard, $20 for students) will begin at 12:00 PM on Wednesday with the program running from 1:00-5:00 PM. On Thursday, the program will run from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A Zoom option is planned for the meeting.

The following credits are available:
Wednesday: 2 ISDA pesticide recertification, 3 Certified Crop Advisor (CCA, 2 IPM, 1 CM).
Thursday: 2 ISDA pesticide recertification, 3.5 Certified Crop Advisor (CCA, 2.5 IPM, 1 CM).

Hotel reservations must be made on your own. Please, contact any of the nearby hotels listed below for room rates and reservation. Burley Inn (www.burleyinn.com or 208-678-3501) Budget Motel (www.burleybudgetmotel.com or 208-678-2200); Holiday Inn Express & Suites (website or 208-678-0885); Hampton Inn Burley (website or 208-878-7040); Fairfield Inn & Suites Burley (website or 208-677-5000).

Meeting agenda:

Wednesday, November 1st
1:00 Open and review of season
1:20 What to look for in sourcing good seed potatoes – Jonathan Whitworth
1:40 Epidemiology and control of potato virus Y in Kenya – John Onditi
2:00 Integrated management of PVY – Kasia Duellman
2:20 Toxic Effects of Trap Crop on the Pale Potato Cyst Nematode – Lindsay Schulz
2:40 Sustainable Control of Potato Cyst Nematode in Idaho – Paige Hickman
3:00 Break
3:20 Developing direct tuber testing methodology for postharvest testing -Lisa Tran
3:40 Observations on early blight and brown spot in potato in 2023 – Trent Taysom
4:00 Efforts to reduce aerial stem rot in potato – Jeff Miller
4:20 What we should know about phytobiome, pathobiome, and storage – Gustavo Teixeira
4:40 Herbicide Tolerance in Fiber Hemp – Pam Hutchinson & Brent Beutler
Thursday, November 2nd
8:00 Palmer amaranth and waterhemp tracking updates – Albert Adjesiwor
8:20 Grapevine viruses in Idaho revealed by deep sequencing – Gardenia Orellana
8:40 Curly Top Viruses and Phytoplasmas Associated with Beet Leahoppers – Carl Strausbaugh
9:00  Pheromone-lure-baited bucket traps for sugar beet root maggot РBeck Akhiwu
9:20 Cereal cover crops and herbicides for weed control in dry bean – Prayusha Bhattarai
9:40 Pea streak virus as a potential threat for pea and chickpea production – Edison Reyes
10:00 Break
10:20 RNA-I based insecticide on beneficial arthropods – Samuel DeGrey
10:40 Monitoring Moisture to Reduce Fungal Issues in Irrigated Crops – Jason Thomas
11:00 Biocontrol agents to control Fusarium dry rot in stored potatoes – Becka Hendricks
11:20 Highlights from the Potato Virus Initiative – Nora Olsen
11:40 Age related resistance for PVY management in potato – Kelie Yoho
Noon Business meeting
12:30 Adjourn


November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
November 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm


University of Idaho Minidoka County Extension Office
85 East Baseline
Rupert, ID 83350 United States
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