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Here We Go AgainMarch 15, 2016

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...

Start Scouting, Not TreatingMarch 14, 2016

It may have felt like spring, or even summer this week in most locations of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, however the calendar tells us that...

The end is nearSeptember 10, 2015

I have received quite a few reports of ABW damage in the last few weeks, occurring on golf courses from northern New York to southern Virginia. The reports...

Most effective way to manage annual bluegrass weevil: Reduce Poa annua wherever possible, as much as possibleAugust 31, 2015

After a season talking about insecticides and insecticide resistance, we should not forget one thing: The most sensible and effective way to deal with...

Creeping Bentgrass Damage by the Annual Bluegrass Weevil in Mid-SummerAugust 12, 2015

Over the past three weeks, in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have experienced a significant amount of evapotranspiration and very little rainfall. Most golf...

Overlapping of Life Cycles with Heat and Moisture Stress is Upon UsJuly 31, 2015

June brought a lot of rainfall for the Mid-Atlantic region. There were a number of golf courses in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia corridor...

Change of direction in resistant ABW management?July 31, 2015

You might remember that this past spring we were testing the standard adulticides and larvicides on four golf courses with pyrethroid resistance levels...

Looking back to look forward in ABW Management in 2015July 23, 2015

2015 has been a wacky year for weather and in turn, insects. The benign conditions have allowed insect pests, including Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW...

First Generation of ABW Coming to an End and Research Results Are InJune 24, 2015

Currently, throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and South New Jersey we are observing an increase in mature and callow adult activity on the turf surface...

Time To Be Hyper-Vigilant About Annual Bluegrass WeevilsJune 24, 2015

Last week was the first big flush of first generation (summer) adults that we have observed in central Pennsylvania. You might be wondering, "I am just...

ABW Round 2 – The Next GenerationJune 23, 2015

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...

Scouting Critical in Atypical ABW SeasonJune 10, 2015

As a decision-tool, WeevilTrak™ is one of many tools available to superintendents to control the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW). All of these tools have...

Ference: The Real Deal?!June 8, 2015

First, an update on my five annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) monitoring sites for last week-Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2.

Annual Bluegrass Weevils in MAJune 2, 2015

The warm weather of the past two weeks accelerated the development of the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) in the Northeast even more than we had seen previously.

Asynchronous is the Word of the Day - All Stages Present in Northern VirginiaMay 29, 2015

Things have certainly accelerated quickly in the Mid-Atlantic and in certain instances, some damage that we typically don't see this early from ABW, became...

Heat and Drought Hit the NortheastMay 28, 2015

Much of the Northeast is in a moderate drought. According to the National Weather Service, so far this spring precipitation is about 40 percent less than...

New
Superintendents SupremeMay 22, 2015

The greatest assets of WeevilTrak™ are the golf course superintendents that host the sites where data and observations are collected to provide information...

ABW update from New JerseyMay 22, 2015

It has been a busy spring ABW season with 19 experiments on five golf courses. Meanwhile, all five populations I've been working with are ready for larvicide...

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