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Dwindling ABW populations in Blacksburg, Virginia – Signing off for the yearSeptember 24, 2021

As we have seen dwindling adult numbers as well as no sign of new larvae as we head into late September, we will stop our WeevilTrak monitoring at this...

ABW season finale and another FAW heads-upSeptember 23, 2021

Things should be really slowing down with annual bluegrass weevils now. But it looks like there is still some scattered ABW activity in New Jersey right now.

Severe Weather in Early September and Mid-Atlantic Sites Enter Scout for Stage 7September 3, 2021

Tropical storm/Hurricane Ida brought some of the heaviest rainfall totals I have ever seen in my career in a few just an hours to much of CT, western...

ABW still causing some trouble in here and there central and northern New JerseyAugust 31, 2021

Annual bluegrass weevils (ABW) are still rearing their heads here and there in New Jersey. The spottiness of ABW is pretty normal in summer, especially...

You must be happy it’s August - Not always!August 23, 2021

August is always a very important and tough month for golf course care in the Mid-Atlantic and North East regions. A few of the major issues include...

Very little ABW activity occurring in Blacksburg, Virginia – Mid AugustAugust 17, 2021

There was a spike of new ABW adults in the first week of August at Blacksburg Country Club, but this apparently did not lead to any significant larval populations.

Weevil Trak Blog for August 17: It DependsAugust 17, 2021

All of the sites in our region were advanced into “Scout for Stage 6.” The next couple of days people called me to ask what they should be applying and...

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...

ABW stages all over the place in central and northern New JerseyJuly 28, 2021

With the warm weather we have had in the region, annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) stages and generations have continued to advance quickly.

ABW larvae showing up in full forceJuly 26, 2021

After a quiet late June and early July, ABW larvae have shown up in full force in mid-to-late July 2021.

Is it Weevil damage?July 15, 2021

It has continued to be a relatively quiet annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) summer. But I received several calls earlier in the month from superintendents...

Mostly adult activity occurring in Virginia – early JulyJuly 12, 2021

As of July 1, 2021, we are seeing only moderate-to-low ABW densities and detecting mostly adults at Blacksburg Country Club, but reproduction is most certainly occurring.

In central and northern New Jersey ABW spring generation close to complete for 2021June 29, 2021

In central and northern New Jersey, it is time to scout for and, if necessary, treat against the adults of the annual bluegrass weevil spring generation...

No matter the pressure, stay vigilantJune 24, 2021

It has been some time since my last blog, which usually means lots of things have been happening in the lab and field. Although our lab has been extremely...

Large larvae and new adults occurring in Virginia – early JuneJune 14, 2021

As of June 10, 2021, WeevilTrak annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) monitoring in Blacksburg and Charlottesville, Virginia is indicating a flush of new adults...

ABW Larvae Escapes 2021June 4, 2021

ABW has been and will likely continue to be one of the most intractable insect pests of fine turfgrass throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions...

It is time!May 24, 2021

All of the phenological indicators are pointing at full bloom Rhododendron as a great tool for targeting larvae before damage occurs. Throughout the Mid...

ABW larvae developmentMay 24, 2021

So far, the 2021 annual bluegrass weevil season has been very close to “normal” at most of our sites compared to more than 10 years of WeevilTrak records...

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