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The periods of unseasonably warm weather, especially in Western South Dakota, have temporarily brought several insects and other arthropods out of their winter hiding places. One of the arthropods getting attention lately has been the clover mite.
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As their name implies, foreign grain beetles are a grain pest. However, they actually feed on mold and fungi associated with stored grain, and the foreign grain beetle samples we receive most frequently come from newly constructed homes rather than grain bins.
It is not unusual to see insects in a garden during the fall, but it can be frustrating to watch nearly ripe produce be destroyed by insects before it can be picked.
Even though fall is here, insects are still active, especially those that spend time indoors. We’ve received pictures and samples from across the state of small, reddish-brown beetles that appear inside homes. These insects are the foreign grain beetle.
A guide for monitoring, properly identify, and promoting the growth of lady beetles.
Fact sheet about salt/salinity tolerance of common horticulture crops.