June 23, 2017

Krishna Mohan – Idaho State Commentary – Onion ipmPIPE

Onion ipmPIPE 2012 ID State Commentary 07 Sep

Idaho Commentary

 

Onion Crop Growth Stage and Status Last Modified: 09/07/12

Most of the fields are being lifted/topped/harvested. Dry weather conditions are helping with rapid field curing of topped onions

 

Weather Impacts (temperature, rain, hail, freezing) Last Modified: 09/07/12

Weather continues to be generally hot and dry.

 

Insect Scouting, Outlook and Management Last Modified: 09/07/12

Thrips

Survey of the four sentinel (observation) plots: Average number of thrips (larvae + adults) per plant varied between 197 to 288.  Symptoms of significant thrips damage is evident in many fields.

Maggots 

No surveys or reports at this time

 

Other

No surveys or reports at this time

 

Disease Scouting, Outlook and Management Last Modified: 09/07/12

Iris yellow spot virus

Widespread incidence of IYSV symptoms was observed in all the four sentinel plots.  Medium to high incidence of IYSV symptoms was observed in most of the commercial onion bulb fields, many fields showing premature drying of leaves.

 

Soil-borne Diseases (Damping Off, Pink Root, Fusarium)

Some fields showing areas of significant pink root damage.

 

Fungal Diseases (purple blotch, downy mildew, Botrytis)

No significant problems were observed

 

Bacterial Diseases (Xanthomonas, center rot, soft rots)

No surveys or reports at this time

 

 

 

Onion Pathologist
S. Krishna Mohan
Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Idaho
Email:kmohan@uidaho.edu

 

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