The email that went out to subscribers Monday clarified that yes, we are done monitoring and reporting for the 2019 season. You can read that message here.
But please do continue to visit this blog for these and other updates:
- Summarizing 2019 pest trends
- A comprehensive written report will be available at the vegetable grower’s meeting and OPVC website by Jan 2020.
- Investigating why corn earworm was so minimal in W. Oregon but very abundant E. of the Cascades and also in the midwest.
- Cabbage looper outbreak: if it affected load rejections; possible prediction of outbreaks; how new methods of counting became necessary due to 1200+ moths per trap (see photo below)
- Continued armyworm trapping
- Cooperators in Tillamook county will continue to operate pheromone traps and scout fields through October because fall activity is common.
- Trap counts are updated each week http:// beav.es/ZY3 and we are in the process of mapping them to examine if any geographical patterns are evident.
- 23 years of a darn-solid phenology dataset is nothing to scoff at. I have spoken with some of you about collaborating on a journal article. Dan would be proud, and I…well..need to. Maybe we’ll have enough rainy days this winter to actually accomplish it. Contact me if you’re interested.
Thank you for another great year!