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Shelby Pritchard

SDSU Extension Pest Management Specialist


Berg Agricultural Hall 306
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-2207A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Shelby supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension Pest Management Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

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Also by Shelby Pritchard

Beetle with white elytra with black stripes. Head and thorax are orange. Thorax has two black spots present on it.

Three-lined Potato Beetles Are Eating My Tomatillos!

With tomatillos starting to take off, three-lined potato beetles are showing up in gardens again. Learn some key considerations for identifying and managing them before they cause serious issues in your garden.

Several small, light colored grasshopper nymphs feeding on green potato plants. The leaves of the potato plants have small holes in them.

Grasshopper Populations Increasing in South Dakota

Large populations of grasshopper nymphs have been a common observation this year. One concern regarding these populations is that, as the season progresses and they continue to grow, they will need additional resources.

Red-brown colored weevil with bent antennae originating on the elongated mouthparts.

Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Populations Are Active in South Dakota

Red sunflower seed weevils are active in South Dakota sunflowers. Scouting should begin for fields that are going to be reaching the R5 stage within the next week.