You’ll notice that we emphasize the importance of ‘scouting’ on this blog a lot, but what is one supposed to do when they find something? Lots of immature bugs can be found in the soil and it can be difficult to distinguish a “baby” beetle from a fly from a caterpillar, etc. This post might… Continue reading
Doesn’t seem possible but we are in week 7 of the 2021 monitoring season. It has been a slow and rather uneventful start, compared to recent years, but predictions of extreme summer heat and drought could change that. Data tables are available for week 6 and week 7 Looper levels remain VERY low An early… Continue reading
*See map below for relative field site locations and codes Report Archive – 2022 WEEK 18 fall-active armyworms – soil health webinars for urban vegetable growers WEEK 17 data collected but no report issued WEEK 16 new corn earworm publication – diamondback suppression – PSEP program WEEK 15 12-spot graph – contamination concerns in brassicas… Continue reading
Imported Cabbageworm (Pieris rapae) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Also known as the small cabbage white butterfly (adult), or greenworm (larvae). Identification and Life Cycle Adult butterflies are white, and about 30-50mm. The front wing has a dark ‘corner’, plus black circular dots (males have 1 spot, females have 2). There are at least 2 broods, but continual… Continue reading
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