According to Alabama Extension, southern peas are commonly grown crop in the Southeast. Peas have many different pests such as aphids, thrips, leaf-footed bugs, stink bugs, and various caterpillar species. However, the one pest that causes growers the most trouble is the cowpea curculio. There are control remedies for most of these other pests, but the cowpea curculio has become resistant to many pyrethroids.
In this video, Neil Kelly, an Alabama Extension commercial horticulture regional agent, discusses the background and anatomy of this pest, as well as ways to stay on top of controlling them.
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