Welcome to the

Extension Seed Potato Program


The U of I Extension Seed Potato team is committed to conducting research and extension programming to further the goals of producing quality seed potatoes and to serve both the seed potato grower and the commercial grower. To achieve our goals, we focus on successful collaboration with colleagues across the state, region, and nation.

Our research encompasses the following objectives:

1.       Potato virus management

2.       Management of tuber-borne bacterial diseases

3.       Management of Fusarium dry rot

4.       Optimal practices for seed potato production

Our extension programming objectives include development and dissemination of information on disease management and variety-specific optimal agronomic practices.

How to Contact Us:

Our offices and research lab are based in Idaho Falls at the University of Idaho Idaho Falls Research and Extension Center, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls in the Tingey Administration Building (TAB), Suite 205.

Our field research takes place at the U of I Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and in cooperating grower fields.

Contact information:

Office phone: 208-529-8376

Office phone (direct line): 208-757-5476

Items and events related to our program:

UI Late Blight Hotline:

This service has been discontinued and will not be offered in 2019. Information on late blight will be sent via the Treasure Valley Pest Alert (sign up here) and other venues.

UI Ag Talk Tuesdays (UI-ATT) Join UI Researchers, Extension Personnel, and ag professionals to learn about timely topics in ag production. These events are offered on most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays throughout the growing season at different locations in eastern Idaho. The sessions for 2019 have ended and will resume in May 2020. Venue and location differs, so look for the announcements via Treasure Valley Pest Alerts and on the UI Extension Calendar.

2020 UI Potato Conference (and ICIA Seed Seminar) January 21-23 (ICIA Seed Seminar January 21); Pocatello, ID. See the UI Potato Conference website for more information.