Potato leafhopper, a serious alfalfa pest, may be controlled by early harvest or by application of insecticide. Using natural enemies to battle the leafhopper is another option. Selective cutting in alfalfa fields may help curb leafhopper infestations by confining the pests in one strip, which also may harbor a fungus that helps to control the leafhopper.
John J. Obrycki
Laura Anne Weiser
Year of Grant Completion
Obrycki, John J. and Weiser, Laura Anne, "Use of intra-field alfalfa trap cropping for management of the potato leafhopper" (2001). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 172.