Watch alfalfa for weevils and pests
Two observant farmers in East Polk County recently called my attention to a potential pest problem common in alfalfa, the alfalfa weevil. Since the first crop was delayed by cool, wet weather, these small green caterpillars may have flourished while the alfalfa was delayed. Generally, the alfalfa weevil -- or its look-alike cousin, the clover leaf weevil -- are not a major problem and are typically destroyed by the first harvest.
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