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Colorado Potato Beetle Feb 23, 2024 444-012 (ENTO-582NP)
2024 Pest Management Guide - Field Crops Jan 26, 2024 456-016 (ENTO-566P)
Sugarcane Beetle, Euetheola humilis
Sugarcane beetle is a sporadic but serious pest of several crops in Virginia. Although an occasional pest, outbreaks can lead to substantial losses in crops and property damage. It can cause significant damage to corn, sugarcane, rice, sweetpotato, and turfgrass, and has also been reported on strawberry, cotton, rose, and wild grasses. Populations in southern states may flare to levels that become a nuisance as it gathers at light sources. Its life cycle spans one generation per year, with adults becoming active in late spring. These beetles primarily feed on plant roots and management involves cultural practices and chemical control, focusing on targeting adult beetles to reduce crop damage. Further research is needed to develop effective pest management strategies that rely less on chemical control tactics.
Jun 6, 2024 ENTO-13NP (ENTO-595NP)