Seasonal Occurrence and Abundance of Beet Leafhopper in the Potato Growing Region of Washington and Oregon Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley

@article{Munyaneza2008SeasonalOA,
  title={Seasonal Occurrence and Abundance of Beet Leafhopper in the Potato Growing Region of Washington and Oregon Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley},
  author={Joseph E. Munyaneza and Andrew Jensen and Philip B. Hamm and Jeffrey E. Upton},
  journal={American Journal of Potato Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={85},
  pages={77-84}
}
Leafhopper-transmitted phytoplasma diseases are increasingly becoming important in the Pacific Northwest. An epidemic of purple top disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) occurred in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon in the 2002 growing season and caused significant yield losses to potato fields and a reduction in tuber quality. The disease was also observed during ensuing years, especially in potato fields not treated with insecticides. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, leafhopper sampling… CONTINUE READING

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