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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...

Next generation ABW adults have emerged in VirginiaJune 15, 2022

Last week we saw a flush of new ABW adults occurring on golf courses in Virginia. We certainly advise sampling for adults and treating as needed with adulticides.

The ABW frass has hit the fan in southwest VirginiaMay 26, 2022

Be on the lookout in Virginia. We’re seeing a mix of adults and larvae of all sizes.

Annual bluegrass weevil still very low in Blacksburg, VirginiaMay 16, 2022

We saw our first tiny ABW larvae this week, only a single one. Our recommendation is to scout for Stage 3 in western ridge and valleys of Virginia.

Annual bluegrass weevil activity jumped at our site in Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 25, 2022

As predicted in my previous blog last week, we are in Stage 1 of the weevil control program, where adulticide applications should be considered.

Still not much weevil activity at our site in Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 18, 2022

Is it a low year for weevils or are we about to find some late bloomers coming in late April? We will keep you posted.

Spring has sprung but the weevils have not in Southwest VirginiaMarch 25, 2022

As of March 25, 2022, in Blacksburg, Virginia, we’ve only accumulated about 39 GDD since March 1. We’re a little behind normal, but there are definite...

Some ABW adults waking up in Blacksburg, VirginiaMarch 14, 2022

Adult annual bluegrass weevil activity appears to be starting, but, as we know, March weather can change in a heartbeat, and as of Saturday, March 12...

ABW tracking has commenced in southwest Virginia – no sign of the little buggers so farMarch 8, 2022

We have sampled for ABW twice at the Blacksburg Country Club (superintendent Bill Keene), and not found any ABW adults, despite some recent warm sunny...

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