Integrated Pest Management

Potato crops are adversely affected by many pests and pathogens. Novel research at The James Hutton Institute contributes to IPM through the development of effective control methods, genetic improvement of crops, diagnostics to inform decision making and improved management of inputs and resources. Control options are integrated to achieve the most effective and sustainable control of pests and pathogens of potato.

For further information on integrated pest management for potato under the following headings please visit the IPM@Hutton site:

  • Breeding resistant cultivars
  • Identifying host resistance/ effectors
  • Predictive diagnostics
  • Populations/modelling
  • Alternative control methods