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Mild winter leads to certain insect concerns this spring

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The lack of a deep freeze this winter has an agronomist concerned about overwintering pests.

Matt Montgomery with Pioneer tells Brownfield…

“If we’re talking about something like alfalfa weevil, that overwinters here, then yep.”  He says, “Very interestingly, at the end of February, people were beginning to send me pictures of alfalfa weevil chewing on alfalfa.”

In corn…

“Other overwintering insects like corn flea beetle, first generation corn borer, those we would see a little bit increased potential from just because survival is going to be that much better,” he says.

Mild winter leads to certain insect concerns this spring