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ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia – early July updateJuly 8, 2024

Adult ABW numbers are increasing in Virginia as things are heating up.

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.

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.

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.

First month of ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 9, 2024

The 2024 spring weather has been erratic. Here's a recap of the first month of ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Late March ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia 2024March 25, 2024

As of March 21, 2024 in Blacksburg, VA, we’ve accumulated 37 GDD (since March 1) and forsythia is in full bloom.

Early March ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia 2024March 8, 2024

As predicted, the warm sunny weather brought some ABW activity.

Some early ABW monitoring in Virginia 2024 – They are poised and ready to moveFebruary 23, 2024

Weevil adults are poised and ready to move out of the high grass. It’s time to start monitoring.

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...

WeevilTrak monitoring June 3, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAJune 3, 2023

In Blacksburg, VA, ABW numbers went from almost none in late May to more than 10 per square foot on June 1.

WeevilTrak monitoring May 23, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAMay 23, 2023

A couple days ago, I posted that we are definitely in the large larvae stage of ABW in southwest Virginia. Well, that was confirmed today.

WeevilTrak monitoring May 21, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAMay 21, 2023

It could be a light year for annual bluegrass weevil and/or a very good control program.

WeevilTrak monitoring April 1, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAApril 1, 2023

In 3 days, we saw a jump in ABW adult activity at Blacksburg Country Club and the Virginia Tech Golf Course.

WeevilTrak monitoring March 27, 2023 in Blacksburg, VAMarch 27, 2023

The weather appears to be warming, and the true spring burst of ABW adult activity is probably coming very soon.

WeevilTrak monitoring March 1, 2023 in Blacksburg, VirginiaMarch 1, 2023

In Blacksburg, Virginia, forsythia and Bradford pear are in bloom and daffodils are up all over the place.

First WeevilTrak monitoring of 2023 in Blacksburg, VirginiaFebruary 24, 2023

Spring is coming early, folks. Time to start checking.

Some early ABW activity in VirginiaFebruary 16, 2023

The signs are pointing to ABW adult activity happening very early in Virginia. We should be on the lookout.

Next generation ABW adults emerging in VirginiaAugust 4, 2022

ABW adult activity peaked in mid-June but has been steady for over a month now in Blacksburg, Virginia. It suggests that scouting for adults is warranted...

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