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Eastern New York Field Crops Pest Report, 2002
Hello Field Croppers:
Alfalfa Weevil: Today I found adult alfalfa weevil in every alfalfa field 2 years and older at the SUNY Cobleskill Farm. Eggs have been oviposited (layed) into 3-inch alfalfa stems. Remember it only take 280 degree-days for alfalfa weevil eggs to hatch after oviposition . Keep your eyes open for alfalfa weevil larvae!
Lady Beetles: For those of you, who don't know, I am a lady beetle nut. I have been Scouting species of lady beetles in alfalfa at the SUNY Cobleskill farm going on three seasons. I find mostly European species that have been introduced to North America. I am going add the species found in the fields on a weekly basis for you entomologist around New York. Today I found the following:
For those that want to identify Lady Beetles the following is a good
I discovered a small infestation of dingy cutworm in a grass hay field
at the SUNY Cobleskill Farm. Cutworm time of attack on grasses and corn
is from April to June.