Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alfalfa Weevils

Alfalfa Weevils The alfalfa weevil is the most important pest of alfalfa in Eddy County NM.It overwinters as both eggs and adults. During mild winters in Eddy County, larvae may also begin hatching. However, hatching generally begins in early spring and feeding on the growing tips of alfalfa becomes evident in February or March. Young larvae are yellowish in color, but as they mature, they turn green with black heads and possess a white stripe down the center of the back. Jane Pierce of the Artesia Center is reporting finding economic levels along with aphids. Dr. Pierce is find them as well as aphids. For more information see: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_a/A338/welcome.html

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