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Wrapping up the ABW season in central and eastern VirginiaOctober 1, 2023

The 2023 ABW season might be considered an "atypical" year, but we will continue scouting until the end of October.

Recovery timeOctober 1, 2023

As the ABW season begins to wind down, I would encourage you to think about where and when you saw damage this year and plan accordingly for next year.

2023 recap: Weather and its impact on ABW pressureSeptember 25, 2023

2023 will go down in every golf course superintendent’s head as an extremely wacky mixture of weather.

Late August ABW status in New JerseyAugust 30, 2023

Where ABW larval densities are on the higher side, some damage may occur during the hotter and drier days forecasted.

Are we expecting another peak of ABW adults in Virginia?August 29, 2023

Based on our previous data, a third peak of ABW adults is expected later in the year.

August WeevilTrak updateAugust 23, 2023

I have seen a few pockets of ABW damage over the past two to three weeks, but late summer and early autumn ABW activity can be impacted by agronomic inputs.

Be on alert for Labor Day damageAugust 21, 2023

As we approach Labor Day, I would like to remind turfgrass managers in western PA and OH that this is when we often observe small flare-ups with 3rd generation larvae.

An Elaborate Web Without a FlyAugust 15, 2023

In the past week I have been on four different golf courses with significant damage from ABW.

July WeevilTrak updateJuly 28, 2023

Green keeping can be a very humbling task, and ABW activity continues to be difficult to predict.

WeevilTrak monitoring July 27, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAJuly 27, 2023

It’s been a challenging year for us to find ABW larvae at our monitoring sites in Blacksburg, VA, but we’ve been able to track some definite population...

July ABW activity in NCJuly 25, 2023

It seems like whenever I make a generalized statement about ABW adult activity, the beetles immediately do the opposite.

ABW adult numbers are winding down, immatures are coming next here in VirginiaJuly 24, 2023

Adult ABW numbers are currently low across central and eastern VA, but based on our previous data, immatures might be present in samples during the next two weeks.

ABW stages are all over the place now in New JerseyJuly 24, 2023

With the forecast for the next week in NJ showing no rain and lots of heat — and with ABW larvae present mostly in the later stages — keep a wary eye...

ABW Damage Still Being Reported in KentuckyJuly 21, 2023

ABW continue to damage turf this season in several counties across the state.

Minor annual bluegrass weevil damage in Pennsylvania with increased potential for population persistenceJuly 14, 2023

We are pleased to share that the damage caused by ABW has remained relatively minor in the region. However, steady rainfall patterns may contribute to...

Scouting has been critical: ABW numbers are increasing in central and eastern VirginiaJuly 2, 2023

This 2023 season has been completely different from what we observed during the past two years regarding ABW activity in central and eastern Virginia.

Where were the spring flush of growth and ABW (in some spots)?June 22, 2023

The golf course is subject to the effects of weather 365 days per year, and this year's wacky weather has surely impacted the activity of insects and disease pests.

Start scouting for spring generation ABW adults!June 19, 2023

The first new adults from the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) spring generation have started to show up in central and northern New Jersey.

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