Vetch seed-Pea leaf weevil

Sitona lineata

Pest description and crop damage Adults are small, grayish brown, faintly striped, and about 0.17 inch long. They appear in large numbers in spring, and sometimes again in late summer. If adult feeding on seedling plants in spring causes considerable leaf notching, chemical control may be necessary.

Management-chemical control

No products are labeled for this specific use. However, when Mustang MAX is applied to control other pests, pea leaf weevil is controlled if present.

  • zeta-cypermethrin (Mustang MAX) at 0.014 to 0.025 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days forage and hay, 7 days straw and seed screenings. REI 12 hr. For forage and hay use no more than 0.10 lb ai/a per season and make subsequent applications no closer than 7 days. For straw and seed screenings use no more than 0.125 lb ai/a per season and make subsequent applications no closer than 7 days.