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Mid-June ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, VirginiaJune 17, 2024

We are now in mid-June 2024, and summer officially begins this coming week. Here's an update on ABW in Blacksburg, VA.

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Update for mid-JuneJune 12, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil made a notable comeback this spring in many locations, with more reports of damage compared to recent years.

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Round 1 is over!June 5, 2024

This year, the Memorial Day holiday correlated with the first round of annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) damage in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

ABW adults in the rear mirror for Virginia?May 30, 2024

Current data shows that we might be heading in the direction of higher ABW adult densities in the next couple of weeks.

Monitor for mid-size ABW larvae and treat as necessary soonMay 16, 2024

Applications for mid-size ABW larvae are around the corner.

Weather impacts and phenological indicators of ABW larvae in MayMay 13, 2024

We started to pick up on early instar larvae in our trial work outside of Philadelphia in late April and early May and the larval densities and range...

ABW mid-Atlantic updateMay 13, 2024

ABW larval activity has kicked into high gear at most sites in the mid-Atlantic with some of the highest numbers observed in several seasons.

The season is flying byMay 9, 2024

The upcoming two weeks are critical. The management decisions made during this period will significantly influence the size and threat level of successive...

ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia – What’s going on in the first week of May?May 8, 2024

In Blacksburg, VA, we appear to have already experienced the first wave of ABW adults.

Bugs in the Bluegrass StateMay 3, 2024

Weeviltrak locations in Kentucky have progressed to stage 3 of the Optimum Control Strategy. Continue to monitor and plan larvicide applications for late instars.

Update on ABW activity in OhioApril 30, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adults are still being caught in pitfall traps in central Ohio with reduced reproduction, and larval development has been noticed.

Now the ABW immatures are hereApril 26, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) immatures are here. Use these resources to learn about salt flushes and ABW biology, ecology and management.

ABW adult activity increasing as temperatures warm in Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 22, 2024

Warm weather and accumulation of GDD has led to an increase in ABW adult activity in Blacksburg, VA.

Update on ABW in the Bluegrass StateApril 16, 2024

Spring marches on in the Bluegrass State, and we continue to see ABW activity.

Peak ABW densities impending in central and northern NJApril 16, 2024

We should reach the magical number of GDDs for central and northern NJ by late April; however, the phenological indicator plants are well ahead of the GDDs.

Just a little more patienceApril 15, 2024

We are seeing very low adult ABW activity at most of our sites. However, things are about to get busy.

All signs point to ABW adults peaking in the Mid-AtlanticApril 15, 2024

For golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic region, there have been two dominating weather themes for April — and these are not the eclipse and earthquake.

Annual bluegrass weevil on the move in New EnglandApril 12, 2024

According to next week’s forecast for much of southern New England, we are expecting significant warming, which will result in increased GDD accumulation...

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