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Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Management

This page provides information about the basics of trap cropping suitable for yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB)management. YMLB is a major insect pest of cole crops in the southeast,especially on organic farms. There are links to Extension publications and videos listed below. For additional questions, please email bugdoctor@auburn.edu or call Dr. A at 251-331-8416.


Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crucifer Crops (5 min)

Project funded by OREI Grant 2011

Watch this video for some basic information about the insect pest and introduction to trap crop as a management tool.


Beware of the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle

(Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series, August 29, 2016, 12 min)


Managing Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crucifer Crops

(eOrganic webinar, Dec. 9, 2016, 60 min)

This webinar will provide advanced IPM information related to trap crops, attractants, and biorational insecticides. We will conclude with a detailed discussion of organic integrated pest management strategies suitable for multiple pest problems in organic and conventional crucifer production systems. This project was funded by NIFA-OAREI grant.

IPM of Crucifer Crops: Focus on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle

(eOrganic Webinar, Dec. 2, 2014, 60 min)

This videos gives a good overview of the yellowmargined leaf beetle (YMLB), a major insect pest of crucifer crops in Alabama. This video described the basic biology of YMLB along with information on trap crops, natural enemies, and biorational insecticides for managing the pest. More videos with focus on a wider range integrated pest management strategies for YMLB and other crucifer pests are under production. This project was funded by NIFA-OAREI grant.

Cole Crop Insect Pest Management Tips for Gardeners

(TV Interview, Simply Southern, September 2016)

This TV interview provides information about some basic IPM tactics suitable for gardeners. Please watch this archived video at 22:00 min for the IPM discussion. Pest prevention is the best way to protect crop losses in crucifers.

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