Well it is for most of us. And spring means the return of air potato vine and hopefully the beetles. We are beginning to actively promote and monitor the Air Potato Patrol website and e-mails for this season once again, so watch your e-mail and our blog for updates and surveys.

Air potato vine by Sarah Daly.

Air potato vine by Sarah Daly.

Ordering Air Potato Beetles

If you are interested in ordering beetles the link to the order form is:

Order Form Link

If you fill out the form and mail it to the address for your district (listed on the form) you will be close to the first in line for beetles this year.

Next Survey

We will be sending out our first survey of the season very soon asking about when your vines begin active growth in the spring and when (or if) beetles become present. Thank you for completing these surveys and special thanks to those who complete all of them. This gives us important, consistent data for our research.

Survey Results So Far…

Here are some examples of the results we have gotten from you, our members, so far.

Map of our current Air Potato Patrol members and their location.

Map of our current Air Potato Patrol members and their location.

 

Results from survey 1 on presence of beetles.

Results from survey 1 on presence of beetles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from survey 2 on presence of beetles.

Results from survey 2 on presence of beetles.

 

Changes in air potato beetle populations over a summer.

Changes in air potato beetle populations over a summer.

 

So thanks for your help and we are looking forward to a great spring and summer!