Beet leafhoppers were collected weekly on
yellow sticky traps placed at 36 locations in Morrow and
Umatilla Counties in northeastern Oregon in April through
November 2007, 2008, and 2009. Insects were counted,
collected, and a subset of the insects was tested for the
presence of the beet leafhopper-transmitted virescence
The potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella
(Zeller) (PTW), is one of the most important limitations to
potato, Solanum tuberosum L., productivity worldwide.
Leaves, stems, petioles and more importantly, potato tubers,
in the field and storage can be seriously affected. Due to the
relatively recent arrival of the PTWin the United States...