New AGB Pocket Field Guide Available

Dec. 6, 2023

A pocket field guide for the Asiatic garden beetle, written by Chris DiFonzo (MSU), Adrian Pekarcik (USDA-ARS), Kelley Tilmon (OSU) and Amy Raudenbush (OSU), is now available on our website. The Asiatic garden beetle (AGB) was first detected in the United States in 1921 in New Jersey, and has since spread to the Great Lakes region. In 2007, field crops growers in northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northern Ohio starting noticing stand loss - the culprit? AGB grubs. 

In this guide, you will learn:

- how to identify AGB adults and grubs

- soil types and host plants

- signs and symptoms of AGB in corn, soybean, and other various crops

- how to sample for AGB

- natural enemies and management

Click here to view the pocket field guide online!