​​The Value of Pesticides

November 2013 | 34 min., 45 sec.
by Jeff Miller
Miller Research


​Pesticides are an important component in the production of a healthy potato crop. Unfortunately, the general public does not understand the value of pesticides. Much of the information available on the Internet focuses on the perceived risks of pesticides and largely ignores the benefits. This presentation provided a general overview of the regulation and benefits of pesticides and the value they add to society.

About the Presenter

Jeff MillerJeff Miller earned a BS in Botany-Biotechnology from Brigham Young University (1994) and an MS (1996) and a PhD (1998) in Plant Pathology from Washington State University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow for the University of Idaho for 3 months before accepting the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where he worked as the potato pathologist. In 2001, Jeff accepted the same position at the University of Idaho, where he worked until returning to Miller Research in 2007.​

Contact Information:
Email: jeff@millerresearch.com


In 2020, Grow webcasts had more than 110,000 views. Help support our mission to provide comprehensive high-quality, science-based resources to and for plant health researchers and practitioners at no cost.

PDMR submission guidelines and schedule information are available online.


Plant Health Progress is a peer-reviewed multidiciplinary, online journal of applied plant health.