Potato leafhoppers have been reported feeding on alfalfa in most parts of Iowa. Each year, these small, green insects with milky white eyes reach Iowa from overwintering populations in the southern United States. Once established in alfalfa fields, populations can increase rapidly with feeding damage caused by both adults and nymphs. Scouting alfalfa for potato leafhoppers on a weekly basis can help prevent significant forage yield and quality losses.
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Pope, Richard O., "Potato leafhopper is here" (1998). Integrated Crop Management News. 2289.
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