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Beware the alfalfa weevil


An extension agent in northeastern Kansas says the alfalfa weevil continues to create additional challenges for hay production and farmers should be prepared.

David Hallauer with Kansas State University Extension says weevils lay eggs inside alfalfa stems in the spring or fall and once a weevil hatches, it eats the alfalfa.

“It’s a leaf feeder and so it goes to town on those plants as it grows up through harvest,” he says.

Beware the alfalfa weevil