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Relatively mild conditions could impact insect pressure

Relatively mild conditions could impact insect pressure

Asgrow/DEKALB Agronomist Dave

Colbert says growers could face more insect pressure in the 2019 growing season

because of the relatively mild conditions in parts of the Midwest this winter.

“Things like flea beetle, things

like stink bug- those insects are on the rise and with this mild winter this

may increase their survivability,” he says.

He tells Brownfield growers with

cover crops are especially susceptible to insect pressure.

“The cover crops almost act as a magnet

for all these insects,” he says.

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