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July 11, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Grady

Spider Mites

Area growers are being encouraged to check their fields after a pest emerges in northwest Missouri fields. 

Spider mites have reportedly infiltrated soybean fields near Maryville according to Holt County M-U Extension Agronomist Wayne Flannery. Flannery says when scouting soybean fields for traces of the mites, look for an off color area turning yellow or brown. Flannery adds when checking bring a white sheet of paper to get a closer look at speckles infected plants may possess. 

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Flannery says spider mites have been reported just west of Maryville and another report has been confirmed in Maitland.