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Adult Beetle Gathering
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Sep 25, 2013 05:29 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- It's hard not to be attracted to a blooming sunflower field this time of year. The bright smiling yellow faces appear like rays of sunshine against the backdrop of browning corn and soybeans.

One could expect to find honeybees hunting for pollen in this late-blooming field of sunflowers that were double-cropped following wheat. There's not a lot for bees and other pollinating insects to forage on this time of year. What one might be surprised to find, though, are large amounts of adult corn rootworm beetles -- both westerns (with the striped backs) and southern (polka ...

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