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Re: Japanese Beetles

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Quite a few sprayed insecticide on beans, primarily due to the Japanese beetles, although I don't think the university economic thresholds were even close to being reached.  Been seeing a lot of aerial applications this past week, likely fungicides on corn, yet suspect also including insecticide, seeing silk clipping by the beetles on field borders and along any grass/trees.  Will need to do some corn inspections tomorrow to see what is happening further into fields.

 

Mowing the yard today, checked on my backyard peaches -- that crop will be zero this year.  Around 90-95% of the ripening peaches are so covered with Japanese beetles that the peaches themselves are not even visible, just balls of beetles on the trees.  Pic is what an individual peach looks like on the tree -- 

 

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