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Flea Beetle: Organic Control Options

  title={Flea Beetle: Organic Control Options},
  author={George L. Kuepper and Rex Dufour},
This publication focuses on organic control of flea beetles, one of the more serious vegetable crop pests. Cultural and biological options are discussed along with alternative pesticidal materials. 
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Varieties with leaf pubescence, namely NH99/DA, V-35 and Dajofolowo1, had the lowest flea beetle population, leaf damage per plant and number of holes per leaf compared to glaborous varieties, and okra varieties which have thorny pods had no pod damage at all in both early and late planting seasons.
Flea Beetles on Vegetables
Most species of flea beetle attack only one plant group or closely related groups. Common agricultural and garden hosts include members of the brassica (mustard, broccoli, kale, cabbage, collards,


Vegetable Crop Pests
Pests of chenopodiaceous crops pests of composite crops - lettuce pests of cruciferous crops pests of cucurbit crops - marrow pests of leguminous crops pests of monocotyledon crops pests of
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