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WeevilTrak blog: June 19, 2023June 19, 2023

The first annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) generation has largely concluded on most of our monitoring sites.

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.

ABW adults are winding down in Virginia — but not for longMay 30, 2023

Fewer annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adults have been spotted during our scouting rounds in central and eastern Virginia these past two weeks.

Holiday larvae: Bluegrass State ABW updateMay 26, 2023

The first reports of annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) damage have come this week in Kentucky.

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.

Rhododendron full bloom: if necessary, apply larvicides vs. mid-size larvae!May 19, 2023

In central and northern New Jersey, ABW populations are moving along with larvae now present up to the fifth stage. At high larval densities, damage might...

Are you getting antsy to pull the trigger on Stage 3?May 15, 2023

A little bit of patience is needed before pulling the trigger on Stage 3, but things could develop quickly. Here are three things I'm looking out for.

Finally, some nice weather. Oh, and some ABW larvae are developing quickly!May 9, 2023

After weeks of scouting for ABW adults and larvae — and seeing mostly adults in sporadic densities — we have started to consistently pick up on mid-range...

Derby week weevilsMay 5, 2023

Using Derby Day as a mental reminder to prepare for late instar larvicide applications may be helpful. Throughout weekly scouting this year, our counts...

Did we just pass the peak of ABW adults in Virginia? We have larvae now!April 24, 2023

Are you scouting for larvae? It might be beneficial to confirm the presence of larvae in your property, so you can plan accordingly to manage this pest.

Annual adult activity is peaking in Southern New EnglandApril 24, 2023

Despite such temperature fluctuations, all indications confirm the current peak of adult activity at the sites we monitor.

All the signs point to peak overwintered adult activity in Philadelphia and South JerseyApril 18, 2023

In my scouting and trial work, ABW densities have picked up, but the populations are sporadic.

Kentucky enters stage one: What does that mean for you?April 17, 2023

If you have been dealing with ABW and following the WeevilTrak blog, it will come as no surprise that this insect continues to be difficult to predict.

A slower pace of lifeApril 6, 2023

ABW in the Bluegrass State have seemingly embraced their new southern home and are adapting to a slower pace of life.

Early but slow ABW start in NCApril 6, 2023

In the last week, we have seen some North Carolina sites inch their way towards a threshold for treatment.

Back with a vengeance?April 6, 2023

2022 was one of — if not the — lightest ABW years that I can remember.

Weevils on the move in New EnglandApril 6, 2023

The 2023 season will be yet another challenging season in ABW management.

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