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Tackle Tough Potato Pests with Integrated Pest Management

September 30, 2020
This agronomic image shows a colorado potato beetle on potatoes

Colorado potato beetle

Pursuing an integrated pest management approach from seed to harvest can significantly impact potential yield by protecting quality and combatting resistance. Kiran Shetty, Ph.D., Syngenta technical development lead in potatoes, recommends 3 steps growers should take when it comes to integrated management of sucking and chewing pest threats in potatoes.

  1. Shetty encourages growers to begin with a robust neonicotinoid seed treatment like CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® seed treatment to protect against pests like beetles, aphids, leafhoppers and psyllids.
  2. To prevent resistance later in the season, Minecto® Pro insecticide complements a startup neonicotinoid treatment to tackle Colorado potato beetles, mites and psyllids through 2 powerful active ingredients for up to 3 weeks.
  3. If a follow-up application is needed, Besiege® insecticide is a strong late-season option to control lepidopteran, sucking and chewing pests.

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