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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pepper Weevil Advisory

-Joe Ingerson-Mahar

We have now three, widely separated farms in south Jersey that have infestations of pepper weevil. And, at least two additional farms are probably infested. Pepper weevil is not a migratory pest but has to be transported into New Jersey, and as yet we do not know how the weevil gets here.
Pepper weevil adult
Be vigilant with peppers and look for signs of this pest.