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Red Sunflower Seed Weevil Adults Spotted

One of the most economically damaging insect pests of sunflower in South Dakota is the red sunflower seed weevil. Although the National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) reports that only 23% of sunflowers in South Dakota are blooming, it is important to scout fields for the red sunflower seed weevil. Last week, we observed adults of this pest on non-flowering sunflower near Onida and Highmore.

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