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  • Protecting Against the Colorado Potato Beetle in Potatoes

    The Colorado potato beetle can cause significant losses in potato crops. In Growing Produce, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor and Vegetables Extension Specialist Russell Groves provides some tips to help potato growers manage Colorado potato beetle populations. Growers can roughly predict the emergence of the Colorado potato beetle with the aid of degree day models, because the pest overwinters near places where potatoes were planted in the year prior. Because the newly emerged beetles are not…

This agronomic photo shows a close up of the kochia weed.
Foxtails - Weeds in Wheat Fields
This agronomic photo shows frogeye leaf spot on soybean leaves.
Wheat Beauty Shot
This agronomic image shows a rain gauge with just over 5” of rainfall from April 26 through May 2, 2017