The bean leaf beetle has been a major concern this spring, most notably in early-emerging fields where their numbers reached economic thresholds or in areas where the bean pod mottle virus caused problems last year with green stem. In both of these situations I received reports of insecticides being used to prevent economic damage from the beetles.
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