2022 Potato Virus Y Field Day

Potato Virus Y: Recognizing It in the Field

Potato Virus Y
Infected foliage. More photos on the Potato Virus Y Symptoms page. Photo, Bruce Watt.


Come learn about Potato Virus Y (PVY) research being carried out both locally and nationally.

The field plot will be for observing different PVY strains on Maine’s most common potato varieties. There will be three pesticide credits available for the attendance of this field day.

Date: July 13, 2022 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Cost: FREE!
No Need to Register!


9:30-9:45 a.m. — Scope of Work

  • Dr. Alicyn Smart, Associate Extension Professor and Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
  • Dr. James Dill, Professor, and Director of the Diagnostic, Research Laboratory

9:45-10:00 a.m. — Potato Extension Update

  • Dr. Hannah Carter, UMaine Extension Dean

10:00-10:15 a.m. — Phosphorus Management in Potato Sytems

  • Dr. Bee Khim Chim, Assistant Extension Professor, Extension Crop Specialist, and Agronomist

10:15-10:45 a.m. — Potato virus Y composition dynamics in the U.S., 2011-2021: the SCRI prospective

  • Dr. Alexander Karasev, University of Idaho Distinguished Professor

10:45-11:45 a.m. — Tour Plot and Plot Discussions

11:45 a.m.-12:00 Noon — PVY Management: Current strategies and upcoming local research projects

  • Andrew Plant, Maine Potato Board Plant Pathologist, and Lab Manager

12:00-12:30 p.m. — PVY management from an entomological perspective

  • Dr. Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine Professor of Applied Entomology

To learn about the Potato Virus Initiative, which this field day is a part of, visit the Potato Virus Initiative page (University of Idaho), or one of the following social media platforms: Potato Virus Initiative: Developing Solutions (Twitter) or Potato Virus Initiative: Developing Solutions (Instagram).

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Terri Eldridge at 207.581.3878 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least seven days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.