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Kasia Duellman

Kasia Duellman

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist — Seed Potato



Mailing Address

Idaho Falls Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 205
Idaho Falls ID 83402

Kasia’s research focuses on seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and seed-related aspects of commercial potato production.

Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2015
M.S., University of Minnesota, 1993
B.S., Arizona State University, 1989

  • Conduct research on tuber-borne potato pathogens
  • Investigate optimal seed potato production practices
  • Develop appropriate potato disease management strategies for both commercial and seed potato growers
  • Establish annual trials to test efficacy of products to manage tuber-borne diseases
  • Oversee the Southeast Idaho Aphid Monitoring network for Potato virus Y management (
  • Coordinate Ag Talk Tuesday sessions (see for more information)
  • Collaborate with potato researchers, Extension personnel, commodity groups and industry representatives to identify research needs and disseminate practical, science-based information on potato disease management and optimal practices for improved seed potato quality

  • Duellman, K.M.*, Price, W.J., Lent, M.A., Christian, C.L., Bertram, M.C., and Nolte, P. 2021. Fungicide Seed Treatment Improves Performance of Single-Drop Whole and Cut Seed Potatoes. American Journal of Potato Research 98:315-327.
  • Butte, S., Vakanski, A., Duellman, K., Wang, H., and Mirkouei, A. First published online 07 August 2021. Potato Crop Stress Identification in Aerial Images using Deep Learning-based Object Detection. Agronomy Journal: 12 pages.
  • Duellman, K.M.*, Lent, M.A., Brown, L., Harrington, S., and Woodhall, J.W. 2021. First report of rubbery rot of potato caused by Geotrichum candidum in the United States. Plant Disease 105:1206.
  • Woodhall, J.W., Brown, L., Harrington, M., Olsen, N., Miller, J. and Duellman, K.M.* 2021. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum causes decay and forms sclerotia in potato tubers in Idaho. Plant Health Progress 21:335-337.
  • Whitworth, J., Selstedt, R.A., Westra, A., Nolte, P., Duellman, K.M., Yellareddygari, S.K.R., and Gudmestad, N.C. 2019. Symptom expression of mainstream and specialty potato cultivars to bacterial ring rot (Clavibacter michinganensis subsp. sepedonicus) and evaluation of in-field detection. American Journal of Potato Research 96:427-444.
  • Murdock, M.R., Woodhall, J.W., Maggard, R., Keith, S., Harrington, M., Oropeza, A., Stokes, B., Duellman, K.M.* 2019. First report of Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 causing stem canker of potato (Solanum tuberosum) in Idaho. Plant Disease 103:2130.


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Phone: 208-885-3776