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Pest Pros Inc.

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Pest Pros Inc. is a crop consulting and plant disease diagnostic lab in Plainfield, WI. since 1984. In addition to their Potato Early Dying Assay to predict wilt potential, they now offer STORECAST, "Storage Potato Disease Risk Indexing".

This system uses molecular disease diagnotics to detect background loads of rot pathogens in non-symptomatic potatoes prior to harvest. A rating is done to predict storage rot and assist in storage inventory management.

Early 2012, Pest Pros Inc was acquired by Wisconsin River Co-op, which merged in April of 2013 with Farmers’ Co-op Supply & Shipping Association of West Salem. The new cooperative has been named “Allied Cooperative”.

News for this Company

Randy Van Haren Enters WPVGA Hall of Fame
March 08, 2023

Randy Van Haren Enters WPVGA Hall of Fame

Pest Management Specialist Randy Van Haren, who established Pest Pros, Inc. of Plainfield, in 1984, was inducted into the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Hall of Fame at the industry’s Annual Awards Banquet held February 8, 2023, in Stevens Point.
WPVGA Officer Elections
February 15, 2021

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president

Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
April 18, 2012

Pest Pros Inc acquired by Wisconsin River Co-op

Wisconsin River Co-op recently announced that it has purchased Pest Pros Inc., an independent crop consulting firm and plant disease diagnostic laboratory located in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Pest Pros provides a range of crop management services to assi...
August 31, 2011

Pest Pros to test STORECAST potato storage disease prediction system in Canada

A recent agreement between Pest Pros Inc and Soil Food Web Atlantic Canada will test the use of  STORECAST, “Storage Potato Disease Risk Indexing” in Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada this storage season. Mr. Daryl Lingley of Soil Food Web Atlantic C...