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US: IPM strategies to fight the Colorado Potato Beetle

As the effectiveness of the primary chemical weapon against the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) starts to wane, new ways to manage this pest are needed where potatoes are intensively grown, according to an article in the the Journal of Integrated Pest Management. The beetle is a major problem in areas such as Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, and Maine. Both chemical and non-chemical methods can be used to deal with the pest, according to two of the authors – Anders Huseth, a postdoctoral associate at North Carolina State University and Russell Groves, a professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News article . Journal article

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