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beetle control

Double trouble: Squash Bug and Squash Beetle

squash beetle adult
Squash beetle adult If squash vine borer or bacterial wilt disease don’t take out your squash plants this summer you will probably be battling an old nemesis- squash bug- and may encounter a new pest- squash beetle. The squash bug is a “true bug” with a triangular thorax (middle insect segment) and...

Asparagus Beetle Damage Greater This Season

April 2010 I have seen and gotten calls about greater amounts of common asparagus beetle feeding damage to asparagus this spring than normal. As the name implies the common asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi , is the asparagus pest most frequently seen in the field and causes most of the damage (...
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