Southwest alfalfa growers face new insect pests

For western alfalfa growers, two new pests already appear to be troublesome and difficult to control. alfalfa leaf tear (Dicomeris acuminatus) and the angle of the dotted line (Psamatodes abydata) were discovered in lowland desert alfalfa in 2021 and 2022, respectively, according to Michael Lesswish, an entomologist at the University of California Cooperative Extension in […]