potato pest - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, Ne
Question by paulbasile
July 30, 2010
Hello -

My potato plants look very healthy but their leaves are almost entirely marked by very small holes. It looks like it could be some sort of mite but after extensive inspection I can't find any insects that look like the culprit. Thoughts? Solutions?
Thanks
Paul


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Answer from NGA
July 30, 2010

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The problem is most likely flea beetles. In general they won't cause extensive harm to your plants unless the population gets large. If so, you can control them with a pyrethrum based insecticide such as Bonide Liquid Rotenone/Pyrethrin Spray. Be sure to apply according to label directions. Hope you have a great harvest!

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