The Pest Alert area is designed to provide tools to monitor the current environment for timely control of insects and diseases as well as measuring sugarbeet development.
For the diseases Rhizoctonia and Cercospora, peak infection conditions can be monitored based on weather. Peak emergence of sugarbeet root maggot flies can also be predicted based on accumulated temperature readings. To protect your sugarbeets, use the tools below to optimize your fungicide, insecticide and herbicide timing.
Ag Note 565: Pest Alerts - Don't be without them - 4-5-2012