2005 Potato Leafhopper Variety Selection and Culinary Evaluation Trials
During the summer of 2002, leafhopper populations arrived early and caused considerable damage to potato crops throughout New York. Organic growers were especially hard-hit as there are no effective organic controls against leafhopper. As a result, variety trials on Three different organic farms were carried out in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The goal was to evaluate and find varieties that were resistant to leafhopper damage and produced acceptable yields without spraying to control the leafhoppers.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Potatoes; Organic; Vegetables