Sugar Beet Root Maggot: Identification, Biology, and Management
September 30, 2019
The sugarbeet root maggot is a serious pest in southern Idaho. Learn how to manage this harmful insect by designing an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The IPM approach combines cultural controls (early planting, tillage and irrigation strategies) with field scouting and thresholds (via sticky stake traps) that can maximize growers' profits while reducing pesticide reliance. Along with detailed profiles of the maggot and the type and degree of damage they do, this updated publication provides a running-tally template to better organize your trap data and advice on how to interpret it to make a more effective control decision.
Authors: Erik J. Wenninger, Tucker B. Daley, Oliver T. Neher, Edward J. Bechinski