Pest Alert: Mexican Bean Beetle

From Sarah Cornell, a fellow CGFA gardener:
I found some mexican bean beetle larvae on my beans the other day, and must sadly report it to the rest of you.

They’re heartbreaking when they get out of hand, but I’m sure this is in time for the rest of you to check your plants. Apparently the most effective management is hand-picking, but there are other organic solutions as well. I’ll be out there picking yellow squishy larvae myself periodically. (yuck.)

Some info and pictures (and there’s plenty more on other websites): http://www.organicgardeninfo.com/mexican-bean-beetle.html.

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