Potato leafhoppers have made their annual migration from the southern United States back to the alfalfa fields of Iowa. Small populations are being reported from across the state. During the last couple of years, producers have been planting potato-leafhopper-tolerant alfalfa to help prevent yield loss from this insect. Leafhopper-tolerant alfalfa looks, grows, and feeds similar to traditional leafhopper-susceptible alfalfa. It is different from susceptible alfalfa because the symptoms of feeding are much less severe.
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Rice, Marlin E.; Lefko, Stephen Alan; and Pedigo, Larry P., "Potato leafhopper management in alfalfa" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2208.
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