Alfalfa Update – alfalfa weevil larvae, pea aphids, lady beetles

KSU Entomology Newsletter

KSU ENTOMOLOGY – Sampled alfalfa fields in north central Kansas on 11 April. Despite the recent cold weather and lack of measurable moisture, the alfalfa did not show obvious signs of stress and had even grown a little since the 4th and 5th of April when we last checked these fields. The recent cold temperatures apparently took a toll on some of the small alfalfa weevil larvae. However, it did not kill them all as we found live larvae of different sizes still feeding in terminals and often live ones feeding right beside dead ones. Read More

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