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Japanese beetle populations increasing in soybean in parts of SE MN

Robert Koch (Extension Entomologist)

Japanese beetle, an invasive pest from Asia, is making its presence known. These large beetles with shiny green- and copper-colored bodies can be found feeding on many plants, including soybean, in agricultural areas that are in proximity to the Twin Cities, Rochester, and other urban areas in southeastern Minnesota. This beetle is not yet widely distributed in the state and is not likely to be in fields outside of these areas in southeastern Minnesota.

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