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Preparing for Larvicide Applications in PennsylvaniaMay 21, 2015

We have had a rapid change in the development of our annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) populations in Pennsylvania since my last blog entry (though it appears...

Rapid FireMay 19, 2015

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind in the Mid-Atlantic and we've seen rapid change in Weeviltrak stage changes. In fact, we've seen sites that were...

New England is Warming UpMay 15, 2015

The warm weather this past week pushed degree day accumulations and plant phenology very quickly in New England. We went from Forsythia "half green-half...

Degree Days are AccumulatingMay 7, 2015

Much of New England has enjoyed a slow start to the spring, with temperatures remaining well below the five year average. But the weather pattern shifted...

Northern VA and MD ABW updateMay 7, 2015

Somewhat summer-like conditions this past week in the Mid-Atlantic have "opened up the flood gates" on many fronts on the golf course and have brought...

ABW PeakMay 4, 2015

Since all of the locations I am monitoring have moved into Stage 1 or beyond, and adult activity of the spring migration has peaked or is past peak, we...

Weevil update from PennsylvaniaMay 1, 2015

The past week was relatively cool in most parts of Pennsylvania, with only a few Growing Degree Days (GDDs) being accumulated. Our research sites in...

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Spring's FlingApril 24, 2015

Black ice and snow flurries kicked at western New York Wednesday morning, reminding us of the vagaries of spring. A step back into cooler temperatures...

Adult Populations Peaking in WeevilvilleApril 24, 2015

The lights are on and just about everyone is home. The past two weeks have brought more consistent spring-like temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and coincidentally...

Weather, Adult Emergence and Plant PhenologyApril 23, 2015

It has been very cool and wet the last few days in northern New England. The weather has stalled the accumulation of degree days and the development of...

Migration PlantationApril 20, 2015

Last week marked the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The afternoons were marked with warm sun and many different plants in the landscape were...

This is Only the Tip of the IcebergApril 20, 2015

Our lab spent much of the week looking for annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adults, and trying to get a handle on where the majority of the adult population...

Annual Bluegrass Weevils in New EnglandApril 17, 2015

Annual bluegrass weevils (ABW) are finally on the move in New England. We visited a site about 20 miles from the University of Massachusetts campus earlier...

Double DownApril 8, 2015

As expected, the warm Easter weekend shook things up in the mid-Atlantic from a growing degree day (GDD) and phenological indicator standpoint.

Adults in the Rough, Fine Turf is Next and Perimeter SpraysApril 7, 2015

Albeit slowly, we have started to accumulate growing degree days (GDD). Currently, the Maryland sites have about 30 GDD. Sites in Philadelphia and Southern...

The Calm Before the StormApril 1, 2015

As spring-like conditions slowly make their way back into the Northeast, we can consider this the "calm before the storm". We have not yet accumulated...

“Frozen” in Time – April Fools’?April 1, 2015

As encouraging as it was to see some adult Annual Bluegrass Weevils (ABW) last week, if for no other reason than to get ourselves calibrated to begin...

Insecticide resistance in ABW – Part TwoMarch 31, 2015

Based on my observations through our own studies and conversations with colleagues, USGA agronomists and superintendents estimate that any golf course...

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