Promising Efforts To Curb Rise Of Japanese Beetle Populations
July 16, 2020 5:45AM CDT
The populations of Japanese Beetles appearing in our row crops and backyard gardens could soon decrease, if two recent developments prove fruitful. University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice says USDA recently introduced a species to the state that can prey on the invasive insect.
Rice adds that MU researchers are testing specially treated nets that could reduce populations.
MU Extension entomologist Kevin Rice says if this year’s tests are also successful, the nets could become commercially available.