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Adults are waning in Kentucky, but don’t stop scoutingJune 29, 2022

With the low number of larvae found it may be a time to be patient and keep scouting diligently.

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ABW adults in the rear mirror, immatures are coming nextJune 27, 2022

Immatures have been detected from our soil plug samples since the past two weeks. This is an indication that immatures are already present in our system...

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North Carolina ABW May-June transition recapJune 22, 2022

ABW adult activity in NC in 2022 was certainly more unpredictable when you compare application timing at each site to that of previous years.

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Spring generation ABW generation nearing completion in central and northern NJJune 20, 2022

The spring generation of ABW in central and northern NJ is now mostly in the latter stages.

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WeevilTrak Update: June 16June 16, 2022

I would recommend actively scouting for adults over the next two to three weeks. This stage is by far the most apparent stage and can provide valuable...

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Next generation ABW adults have emerged in VirginiaJune 15, 2022

Last week we saw a flush of new ABW adults occurring on golf courses in Virginia. We certainly advise sampling for adults and treating as needed with adulticides.

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ABW damage recap and emergence of the second wave of adultsJune 3, 2022

For most of you, the first round of ABW damage should be past the peak. It is important to continue to scout your golf course for larvae if you have made application(s).

The ABW frass has hit the fan in southwest VirginiaMay 26, 2022

Be on the lookout in Virginia. We’re seeing a mix of adults and larvae of all sizes.

WeevilTrak Update: May 20May 23, 2022

So far, the 2022 ABW season has been very close to a “usual” season in New England, despite the periods of somewhat cooler temperatures, with no significant...

Lower number of adults, late instar immatures showing upMay 23, 2022

Our data indicates that affected golf courses might start seeing the new flush of adults as soon as sometime during next week, or during the first week of June.

Annual bluegrass weevil still very low in Blacksburg, VirginiaMay 16, 2022

We saw our first tiny ABW larvae this week, only a single one. Our recommendation is to scout for Stage 3 in western ridge and valleys of Virginia.

WeevilTrak Update: May 12May 13, 2022

Stage 2 has been triggered at all of the sites under our watch, except for our Elmhurst Country Club (located in the coldest part of northeastern Pennsylvania).

May is critical for targeting ABWMay 10, 2022

Everything is lining up that the middle of May will be a critical time for golf courses targeting annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) larvae in fine turf areas...

They're heating up!May 10, 2022

Things are likely to get a little crazy before tapering off in July. Hit it hard now so you can relax a little as we move through the growing season.

Early ABW larvicides coming soonMay 9, 2022

The period to apply early larvicides to target small ABW larvae feeding inside the turfgrass plants is around the corner.

First larvae detected in KentuckyApril 29, 2022

If you have any hotspots you are worried about, I would encourage you to go ahead and take some plugs to see if you can spot larvae yourself.

Annual bluegrass weevil activity jumped at our site in Blacksburg, VirginiaApril 25, 2022

As predicted in my previous blog last week, we are in Stage 1 of the weevil control program, where adulticide applications should be considered.

Difference in ABW adult activity based in localityApril 18, 2022

All we know so far is that Richmond is ahead of our Williamsburg location, and control tactics have been tailored to follow scouting data. Proper timing...

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