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  • Control primary, secondary pests

    CENTRAL PLAINS: The rains last night will help reduce some pest threats but increase others. Spider mite had started to colonize plants about two weeks ago, but cool weather slowed the population growth and will aid in beneficial insect population growth such as ladybird beetle. The couple of insects that we have been seeing more of this year are Japanese beetles and stink bugs. Japanese beetles will defoliate stink bugs, and stink bugs will pierce…