The January 10 issue of Hoard’s Dairyman has a full-page article titled “Nematodes are countering alfalfa-killing beetles” by Ev Thomas and Dan Wiersma. The authors credit the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program for “the vast majority of the research” that developed the use of the nematodes for controlling the destructive alfalfa snout beetle. The article also notes the development of alfalfa snout beetle-resistant alfalfa varieties (developed by Cornell University in NNYADP-funded field trials on NNY farms).
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See the Crops: Alfalfa section of this website for research details