by Joel Bagg, Forage Development Specialist & District Sales Manager, Quality Seeds Ltd
The amount of alfalfa weevil damage being reported this spring is unusually high. Occuring much later than normal, it is being seen in standing first-cut, but also more notably in 2nd- cut regrowth. Scout your fields. If larvae are above threshold levels and are still healthy and active, spraying may be warranted to prevent further damage.
Alfalfa weevil can often be an issue in Ontario, particularly in south-western parts of the province. While outbreaks tend to be isolated, they can be severe and