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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alfalfa Weevil

As I was sampling an alfalfa field today I noticed a lot of Alfalfa Weevil damage.  It is early  by the calender, but maybe about the right time for the growth stage of the alfalfa.  The alfalfa is in [re-bloom.  The weevil can strip most of the leaf and reduce quality of the hay.  I know it is early, but the alfalfa is mature enough to harvest.  I would cut it as soon possible to arrest damage.  After the hay is put up, Watch for regrowth and damage, then spray.  It is better to not spray during bloom to minimize damage to beneficial insects.  More Information 

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