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Control of Colorado Potato Beetle & Insecticide Resistance Management

Carol MacNeil, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

June 9, 2014

Control of Colorado Potato Beetle & Insecticide Resistance Management
There are a number of methods for controlling CPB. In the article linked below, a three year insecticide class rotational plan is suggested to maintain the effectiveness of important insecticides for Colorado potato beetle control. 

In addition, rotating potato fields at least a quarter mile away from fields planted previously to potato (tomatoes or eggplant) is very effective. Cultural and chemical approaches for CPB management are described in the Cornell Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production (available for purchase from The Cornell Store), and in the Organic Potato Production Guide. 


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