KSU Alfalfa Insect Update

KSU EXTENSION ENTOMOLOGY NEWSLETTER – Alfalfa weevil larvae have been hatching throughout north central and south central Kansas for the last couple of weeks. However, as of 9 March, there doesn’t seem to be much feeding or development yet (see photo at Entomology Newsletter). There are also a few of these tiny larvae that are dead. Because these larvae are so small and vulnerable it is difficult to determine the cause of death. At least some of the mortality could be related to weather fluctuations that have reached mid 70’s for several days but also dropping into the mid to low 20’s some nights. MORE

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