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  • Sugarbeet root maggot flies could come early this year

    RED RIVER VALLEY: Sugarbeet root maggots overwinter as full-grown larvae and rise to the surface as temperatures get warmer. According to North Dakota State University, the recent warm temperatures in the Red River Valley have likely accelerated the emergence of sugarbeet root maggot larvae. Experts recommend scouting for fly activity soon. Sugarbeet root maggots pupate close to the soil surface and the adult flies migrate to nearby sugarbeet fields, reproduce and deposit clusters of eggs…