kudzu beetles on pole beans

karyl7bFebruary 26, 2012

I was planning on growing pole beans in my vegetable garden this year but it seems I have kudzu beetles. Does anyone have experience with these bugs around beans and can tell me if they are worth planting or if they will just get wiped out?

Thanks!

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

They did not wipe out my yard long beans, other cowpeas and limas this year. They were not present early in the garden to bother the very early bush beans I planted.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 11:15PM
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karyl7b

thank you. I'm going to try them. I have kudzu beetles now and no kudzu nearby so no idea what they eating. This will be my first year with vegetables so I'm sure I'll be learning a lot!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 8:55AM
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atl_veggie

in another posting someone said they hurt the soy bean growers big time

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 8:11AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Yes, the kudzu bugs have hurt soybean farmers, but the UGA extension is working hard on farmers behalf to find a solution!

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 12:54AM
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