Is your spring planting getting munched on?

Jason Bennett
CPS Tangent

Does this little guy look familiar? We typically start to see them in the spring time, they are commonly know as a 12 Spot Cucumber Beetle.  We see them time to time in new spring planted grass fields.  They can be easily confused with slugs, because they chew off the top of the new seedling plants.  They can be controlled very effectively.  They are more of a problem in spring planted row crops especially after the grass fields get cut.  If you have a spring planting, make sure to ask your fieldman if you have any Cucumber Beetles in the field.