Alfalfa Pests

Alfalfa is the most important crop in Utah, both in terms of acreage and revenue. This page provides brief overviews of the common arthropod and disease pests in alfalfa production. Reference the Beneficial Insects & Pests of Utah Alfalfa Guide for further information.





Image Credits
Alfalfa Looper, Alfalfa Weevil: 
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,
Blister Beetles: Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky
Clover Root Curculio: Steven Price,
Alfalfa Downy Mildew: Rachael Freeman Long, University of California Cooperative Extension
Alfalfa Mosaic Virus: Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension
Alfalfa Stem Nematode: Clemson University - USDA Cooperatie Extension,