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Asparagus beetles are active now

Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist

Asparagus beetles have been sighted in gardens recently.  They can damage asparagus by feeding on the spears and causing browning and scarring.  It can also cause spears to bend over into a shepherd's crook.  If you are growing asparagus, scout your garden now for their presence.  See the Minnesota Extension publication Asparagus beetle in home gardens for information on recognizing asparagus beetles and their best management.
Asparagus beetle are active now, check your garden to see
if  they are present.  Photo: Jeff Hahn, UMNExtension

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