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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.

Early but slow ABW start in NCApril 6, 2023

In the last week, we have seen some North Carolina sites inch their way towards a threshold for treatment.

Early ABW activity in NCFebruary 23, 2023

It’s been an unusually warm season and we are seeing early ABW activity at two of three WeevilTrak sites in North Carolina. Historically, first applications...

As one season ends, another begins…September 1, 2022

Despite having a relatively busy few weeks, ABW activity has finally seemed to drop off for the season.

Unusual ABW August activityAugust 4, 2022

WeevilTrak site reports from the last 2-3 weeks indicate that ABW adult activity has not really slowed, and has even increased, in some areas. Despite...

North Carolina ABW May-June transition recapJune 22, 2022

ABW adult activity in NC in 2022 was certainly more unpredictable when you compare application timing at each site to that of previous years.

They're heating up!May 10, 2022

Things are likely to get a little crazy before tapering off in July. Hit it hard now so you can relax a little as we move through the growing season.

First round of ABW appsApril 8, 2022

ABW adult activity at WeevilTrak sites has been low and slow since the first adult appearance in late February. Numbers are consistently below threshold...

Adult activity on the riseMarch 17, 2022

Another weevil season is upon us and while we have had some crazy cold weather in the last week or two, adult annual bluegrass weevils are active.

Northern North Carolina sites seeing the most ABW actionJuly 29, 2021

In areas historically hit hard by annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) activity and damage in North Carolina, June and July have been fairly quiet this year...

Larval activity in some areas!May 20, 2021

We're seeing some larval activity at WeevilTrak sites in North Carolina.

Time to get going! ABW numbers are picking up at multiple sites…April 13, 2021

ABW activity and temperatures are heating up in North Carolina.

2021 ABW Spring Season: Calm Before the StormApril 5, 2021

As of Friday, April 2, things were getting a bit of a late start in North Carolina, especially compared to 2020, when a warm February resulted in early...

Fairly quiet on the ABW front…July 17, 2020

With a few exceptions, annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) activity in North Carolina has been quiet since early June. This is typical for this area. Most years...

It’s May in North Carolina and you know what that means…May 20, 2020

…it’s (typically) the busiest time for annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) and management in North Carolina. If ever you were going to pick a time to monitor...

April annual bluegrass weevil in North CarolinaApril 16, 2020

In the last few days, sites in Cashiers and around the Hendersonville area have seen increased numbers in adults so it is likely time to start planning...

The 2020 ABW Season is here!March 12, 2020

We now have three sites across the western part of North Carolina which will give us a good snapshot at what is happening, in terms of timing and ABW...

ABW: The Next GenerationJune 5, 2019

The busiest time of the year for ABW has officially started. Sites in both the northern and southern areas if North Carolina have started showing moderate...

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