Alfalfa Analyst

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Alfalfa analystNorth Central Regional Publication

This publication can help you identify alfalfa diseases, nutrient deficiency symptoms and problem insects. Overall, 38 common problem insects, diseases and deficiencies are covered. Each has a short physical description, likely causes and time of year they damage plants. A United States map accompanying each entry shows which states are affected. Full-color photos of many damaging factors help identify them in the field.


  • Air pollutant
  • Alfalfa weevil
  • Anthracnose
  • Bacterial wilt
  • Blotch leafminer
  • Blue aphid
  • Boron
  • Clover leaf weevil
  • Crown rot
  • Cutworm
  • Downy mildew
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Grasshopper
  • Heaving
  • Leaf spot
  • Lepto leaf spot
  • Lime
  • Meadow spittlebug
  • Molybdenum
  • Mosaic virus
  • Phosphorus
  • Phytophthora root rot
  • Plant bugs
  • Potassium
  • Potato leafhopper
  • Rhizoctonia stem
  • Root canker
  • Root curculio
  • Sclerotinia crown and stem rot
  • Snout beetle
  • Spring black stem
  • Stemphylium leaf spot
  • Sulfur
  • Verticillium wilt
  • Zinc


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