Fighting Potato Nematodes Together
Sharing knowledge. Finding solutions.
Potatoes & Pests – Actionable Science Against Nematodes (PAPAS) is a team of scientists and researchers focused on addressing the industry-wide challenges in managing potato nematodes. Learn more about our work and how we’re helping growers successfully manage plant-parasitic nematodes.
Plant-parasitic nematodes pose a continuous threat to potato production in the U.S., and the viability of international markets for U.S. potatoes. Potato nematodes:
- Reduced yield
- Internal and external defects
- Lower market value
- Crop rejection
The ongoing difficulty and expense of managing nematodes in potato cropping systems proves a challenge across the industry. Advancements in potato production are not keeping up with the problem.
- Little resistance in commercial varieties
- Lack of damage thresholds, molecular diagnostics
- Few nematicides are available
Let’s fight potato nematodes together.
The best approach for long-term management is to support a systems approach to control.
About Potato Nematodes
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The Potato Nematode Alliance is a team of researchers, extension educators, and industry stakeholders committed to sharing knowledge and developing solutions to control potato nematodes.