• Fn3Pt
  • Arvalis
  • innoplant
  • semae

Control measures


Recommended measures to control potato tuber moth are:


  • thorough disinfection of bags, crates and storage areas;


  • destruction of infected tubers, crop residues and leftover potatoes;


  • use of uninfested seeds tubers;


  • long rotations because the moth needs the potato plant to complete its life cycle;


  • deep planting with high and regular hilling to protect newly formed tubers from moth oviposition;


  • early harvest because the infestation rate increases during the end of the growing period;


  • applying insecticides during the growing season or prior to storage with regular moth monitoring.
Last change : 06/29/17