Monday, June 12, 2006

Sunflower Pest

My poor sunflowers have fallen victim to head-clipping weevils. The photo below is from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln site.

The weevils girdle the stem, causing the stem to fall over near the top where the flower has just reached blooming stage. I've had sunflowers before but have never seen anything like this. I think I'll plant zinnias next year.

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