Alfalfa snout beetle spells big trouble for infested farms
January 11, 2021 By Top Crop Manager
Alfalfa snout beetle is an invasive insect that was confirmed in several Ontario counties back in 2008. Christine O’Reilly, forage and grazing specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and member of the Field Crop News team, has posted an article on the pest to break down its economic cost.
Written by Elson Shields, a professor of entomology at Cornell University, the article explains that established alfalfa snout beetle infestations can cost $300-$600 per cow annually in terms of lost alfalfa forage. |READ MORE