Pepper Weevil Pressure Increasing in South Florida

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This pepper weevil grub was found inside a jalapeno pepper.

According to the South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline, pepper weevil pressure is high in Palm Beach County. Pepper weevil numbers are also increasing around the Homestead, Florida area.

Respondents report that weevil pressure continues to increase around southwest Florida. Older fields are hosting high populations, while adults are now showing up in most  younger pepper plantings.

Weevil numbers remain mostly low in the Manatee Ruskin area.

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