WeevilTrak Blog | GreenCast | Syngenta
Welcome to the WeevilTrak℠ blog, offering you updates about annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) from industry leading researchers. This blog will provide you with timely ABW activity across the north east as well as advice on scouting and controlling them using the Optimum Control Strategy.

Latest Posts: Syngenta Field Team

April Fooled…or Just a Test of Patience

One of the hardest decisions to make in turf management is the decision to do nothing. Many times this applies to what to do when turf is under the most stress during the summer months. In most cases in the mid-Atlantic, April is the part of the season when turf is just starting to show signs of vigor and there aren’t many dire moment...then comes the challenge of adult annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) control.

Read More

A Tale of Two Seasons

Another season approaching, another Nor’easter in the forecast! This seems to have been the trend the past few weeks here in the mid-Atlantic and north through New England. It’s even somewhat of a parallel to the “Spring” of 2017. Lately it seems like we just start to get in a rhythm, and we need to put everything on hold to shovel more snow!

Read More

Mid-Atlantic Report: Shifting Focus

We've reached the point in the season in the mid-Atlantic when we tend to see more of the damage associated with annual bluegrass weevil larvae feeding shift from poa annua to creeping bentgrass.

Read More

Calm Before the Storm – Mid-Atlantic Update

As we lead into the unofficial start of summer here in the Mid-Atlantic, we are now having the occasional cool/cold day mixed in amongst predominately warmer days. As expected, that won't last long and we are set for a ramp up into the low-mid 90's over the weekend and into next week. After a fast start, what has been otherwise dragging out with regard to ABW development will likely be put into high gear next week.

Read More

Full Speed Ahead in Mid-Atlantic

We have now officially pulled up the anchor in Northern Virginia and Maryland and ABW populations are running at full speed. We've accumulated over 200 GDD in short bursts since April 1st , alone.

Read More

Stage Notifications on the Way

As we move out of the stop and go temperatures of early spring, many sites will be seeing annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) activity increase and will be advancing to Scout for Stage 1 or Stage 1 of WeevilTrak™ shortly, if they haven't already. In anticipation of these changes, I want to briefly describe the differences in the notifications WeevilTrak subscribers will see in your inbox.

Read More

Turning Point

WeevilTrak 2017 is officially "open for business." Although it stirs discussion, it should really come as no surprise to anyone in the mid-Atlantic that the weather has been anything except consistent.

Read More

Open Season in the Mid-Atlantic

ABW adult activity has certainly been anything but predictable so far this season, but that shouldn't come as any surprise to any superintendent in the mid-Atlantic region, particularly those who have battled this pest in the past.

Read More

Here We Go Again

With a relatively mild winter, smattered with a few cold streaks and the unseasonably warm trend we've experienced through March thus far, a lot of folks are already gearing up for an early crawl.

Read More

ABW Round 2 – The Next Generation

From initial crawl out of overwintering sites in late March, through the end of May and even into the early part of June, Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW) activity in the Mid-Atlantic (specifically Northern Virginia - Baltimore) could be described as somewhat of an accordion effect.

Read More

© Syngenta. Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties and/or may have state-specific use requirements. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration and proper use. Scimitar GC is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Acelepryn and Ference are Not for Sale, Sale Into, Distribution and/or Use in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings and Queens Counties of New York State unless permitted under FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need Registration. The trademarks or service marks displayed or otherwise used herein are the property of a Syngenta Group Company or their respective third party owners.

(This site has attempted to provide the most accurate, timely information possible on this site. The descriptions, pictures and other representations of products and treatment recommendations on this micro-site may contain inaccuracies and errors. The site owner does not make any warranty or representation with respect to the accuracy or completeness of any such information, and all users of this site should consult their own specialists regarding application decisions and timing.)