ABERDEEN — Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y.

POCATELLO — Bannock County can now kill mosquito larva and eradicate noxious weeds in places that were previously inaccessible, thanks to a new drone designed to spray herbicide and pesticide.

The Enemy: Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

The Enemy: Catchweed (Asperugo procumbens)

The Enemy: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parifola)

MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.