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Now is the Time to Watch for Velvetbean Caterpillars in Peanuts

Velvetbean caterpillar feeding on peanut foliage. Credit: Josh Thompson Velvetbean caterpillars (Anticarsia gemmatalis) are an occasional late season pest which can have a big effect on a peanut crop. They can defoliate a field of peanuts in a matter of few days if left unchecked, making it important to monitor for this caterpillar. Velvetbean caterpillars …

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