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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
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Early Season, New Pests - White Lined Sphinx Moth

Lepidopteran (moth/butterfly) larvae seem to be making more than an occasional appearance in 2012. Over the last few weeks, University of Illinois Extension has highlighted local observations of armyworm, yellow-striped armyworm, and variegated cutworms with most of those local observations occurring in Mason and Peoria Counties. While observed larvae did not pose a threat to yield, their numbe...

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