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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...

NC May WeevilTrak UpdateMay 3, 2019

It has been a relatively slow start to the ABW 2019 season so far in North Carolina. Although ABW adults became active in mid-March throughout the state...

Don’t panic, ABW season in North Carolina has not started in most areas…yet.March 21, 2019

In fact, 2019 is currently shaping up to be very similar to 2018: initial warm-up in February followed by cooler temperatures and rain (in some areas...

August Weevil Update for North CarolinaAugust 20, 2018

Despite adult count during increases the last week of July (record highs in some places), very little damage has been observed so far in August. In past...

2018: The Year of RainJuly 25, 2018

2018 has been the year of rain. And currently, the forecast across the western part of North Carolina is calling for more rain over the next 10 days....

Be vigilant before ABW summer damage appearsJune 22, 2018

Although there has been some rainfall out west, it is nothing compared to what we saw during the month of May. As mentioned in the previous blog post...

After the rain, comes the damageMay 31, 2018

The amount of rain western North Carolina has received the past month is record-breaking. And as we've seen in the past, when the rain starts to let up...

If you haven’t already, brace yourselfMay 23, 2018

It is so wet out there. So far in the month of May, we are more than three inches above the average amount of precipitation at multiple sampling sites...

They’ve Finally ArrivedApril 19, 2018

Been a long time coming, but annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) season is officially here. Because we are monitoring in completely different regions of western...

Fewer Weevils in North Carolina... For NowAugust 3, 2017

If you have been keeping up with WeevilTrak blog posts from my colleagues, you may notice that, in the last few weeks, the general consensus is that weevil...

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