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Alfalfa weevil pressure rising with the temperatures in Minnesota


Pest pressure is rising with the temperatures as the first cutting of alfalfa gets underway in Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist Bruce Potter tells Brownfield the crop is benefiting from warmer weather, but so are alfalfa weevils.

“There are some cloverleaf weevils, which are much less of a pest concern. But those alfalfa weevils, we’re not seeing the larvae yet, and that’s what is going to trigger the economic threshold.