Alert: Sugarbeet Root Maggot
According to a representative from Amalgamated Sugar Company, growing degree day models indicate that adult sugarbeet root maggot flies will begin their spring emergence and begin flying in the very near future.
Adult flies will lay eggs near sugarbeet plants. After the larvae hatch they will begin feeding on the young sugarbeets.
AMSCO representatives have not seen any adult flies yet, but warn they will be flying any day now. Look for these pests to appear in the western end of the Treasure Valley first.
If you haven't applied a treatment for sugarbeet root maggot, now is the time to do so. Consult your crop advisor or field representative from AMSCO for treatment options.
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The Treasure Valley and Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network