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Farmers, gardeners asked to watch for leek moths

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Courtesy: Cornell University Courtesy: Cornell University
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Farmers and gardeners are being asked to keep an eye out for leek moths, an invasive pest that threatens onion and garlic crops.

The first sighting of leek moths anywhere in the United States was in Plattsburgh three years ago. Now, the pests have been found in other parts of northern New York. Researchers at Cornell University are trying to determine how far the infestation has spread.

The adult leek moth is speckled brown, black and white with a white spot halfway down its outer pair of wings.

To report sightings of the leek moth in Northern New York and for more information -- http://www.nnyagdev.org/index.php/2013/08/29/looking-for-leek-moth-in-nny/

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