Identification & Management
Contains information related to insect pest management in sweet potato crops developed by the Sweet Potato Research station.
(01/11/18) An AgCenter researcher is trying to find out if an aggressive pest that has devastating effects on sweet potatoes has made its way into the state.
Sugarcane beetle chewing on the crown of the rice plant.
Cucumber beetles (rootworms) are significant insect pests of sweet potatoes in Louisiana. Adults and larvae of these insects feed on sweet potatoes, but larvae are the most damaging. Descriptions of the banded cucumber beetle and the spotted cucumber beetle, as well as management strategies for these insects, are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture