UV-blocking high-tunnel plastics reduce Japanese beetle in red raspberry

Maria Cramer, Kathleen Demchak and Richard Marini from Penn State University as well as Tracy Leskey of the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station recently published their work in HortScience. The team found that red raspberry plants growing in high tunnels have significantly fewer issues with Japanese beetle, particularly if the tunnel plastic is one that reduces UV light transmission. 

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