Volunteer potatoes that sprout from tubers left after the previous year's harvest, can make an integrated pest management program even more difficult.

The unwanted plants serve as hosts for several pests, including Colorado potato beetle, disease-vectoring nematodes and Phytophthora infestans, the late blight pathogen.

By destroying tubers left in the field this season, you greatly reduce pests potential for next season, say Michigan State University and University of Idaho experts.

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