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Published June 11, 2012, 10:45 AM

Early beetle harvest

If you want to collect flea beetles to control leafy spurge, you’ll need to start earlier than usual this year. Normally, the bugs are collected from the middle of June to early July across the region. Collection — which needs to occur before the insects begin laying their eggs — should start roughly two weeks earlier this year because of the mild winter and early spring, officials say.

By: Jonathan Knutson, Agweek

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