Two new invasive pests spotted in Minnesota this summer

Farmers are dealing with invasive pests and growers discovered two new ones in Minnesota this summer.

Both the Asiatic Garden Beetle and the Elm Seed Bug were spotted.
The beetle is a turf grass pest, but the seed bug will be a nuisance as it will gather on trucks and combine windows. As for crops or livestock, the impact is unknown right now.

The Minnesota Department of Ag says that on average there are one or two new invasive species reported each year just in their state.

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