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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…

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