The Colorado Potato Beetle has Arrived
This is a picture of a potato plant. We have been fighting what seems like an endless battle with the little bugs on the leaves called the potato beetle! here you can see the adult and adolescence stage of the bug.They attack and eat the leaves of the plant causing the plant to die. They reproduce like wildfire. Today I removed 20 eggs and 10 beetles on the same plant.! The best organic way to keep them off is to go on each plant and search for them and squash them, unfortunately you cant just brush them off or they will crawl right back on. I will admit this is my most hated job to do but it has to be done. Hopefully with all the work put into this we will have a good yield!