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ABW blog for March 21, 2023March 21, 2023

Apart from collecting your own site-specific population data (which may not be practical for all operations), the WeevilTrak blog is the best resource...

In spite of Kentucky’s warm winterMarch 20, 2023

In spite of the warm winter and early spring we have not seen ABW activity approach levels that might warrant adulticide applications.

2023 ABW season outlook and refresher on GDDs and plant and ABW phenologyMarch 8, 2023

What can we expect early in the season after not having had much of a winter? Not really sure: ABW is a very adaptable creature.

First weevils of 2023 in KentuckyMarch 3, 2023

Forsythia is in full bloom along with daffodils and some saucer magnolias. All of this means it is time to start scouting for ABW again.

Start to "trak" the ABWMarch 2, 2023

For now, my advice would be to hang tight, let the spring unfold and plan your scouting for the 2023 season.

WeevilTrak monitoring March 1, 2023 in Blacksburg, VirginiaMarch 2, 2023

In Blacksburg, Virginia, forsythia and Bradford pear are in bloom and daffodils are up all over the place.

First WeevilTrak monitoring of 2023 in Blacksburg, VirginiaFebruary 24, 2023

Spring is coming early, folks. Time to start checking.

Early ABW activity in NCFebruary 23, 2023

It’s been an unusually warm season and we are seeing early ABW activity at two of three WeevilTrak sites in North Carolina. Historically, first applications...

Some early ABW activity in VirginiaFebruary 16, 2023

The signs are pointing to ABW adult activity happening very early in Virginia. We should be on the lookout.

ABW adult season is close to the end – let’s recapOctober 6, 2022

We expect that ABW adults will not rebound, marking the end of our season for monitoring this pest at this location.

2022 ABW season summary and 2023 outlookSeptember 28, 2022

With some good ABW populations in our plots in spring followed by the dry summer, we have seen some major reductions in annual bluegrass, and an increase...

Calendar says September, does that mean ABW season is over?September 15, 2022

I continue to scout at many golf courses throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and only find select pockets of ABW damage and activity. Stay diligent...

Not so fastSeptember 6, 2022

We are now experiencing some spotty ABW damage in central Ohio and western Pennsylvania after an incredibly quiet summer stretch.

As one season ends, another begins…September 1, 2022

Despite having a relatively busy few weeks, ABW activity has finally seemed to drop off for the season.

ABW still causing some trouble here and there in central and northern New JerseyAugust 30, 2022

There has been only limited ABW activity at my research sites in the last weeks. It has been generally very dry since about mid-June and generally very...

Another peak of ABW adults just passed, however the season isn’t over yetAugust 29, 2022

There is still time for more adults to come into the system before colder conditions set here in Central and East Virginia, so we might see an increase...

Where are the weevils?August 8, 2022

July of 2022 will go down in the records as being very warm. Depending on your exact location there were more than 15 or 16 days where the low temperatures...

Next generation ABW adults emerging in VirginiaAugust 4, 2022

ABW adult activity peaked in mid-June but has been steady for over a month now in Blacksburg, Virginia. It suggests that scouting for adults is warranted...

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