Russ Higgins, Commercial Agriculture Educator talks with Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side up about insects that have an incomplete life cycle and how growing degree days or heat units pay a role in insect development. Incomplete develop means the young often eat the same plants as the adults and can do quite a bit of damage as a result. Insects and plants both develop based on growing degree days and often grow together.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.