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Archive: August 2017

2017 ABW season summary and 2018 outlook

For most golf courses, the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) season should be pretty much over. In fact, at the two courses I have monitored for WeevilTrak this year, ABW have been pretty much a non-issue after June. And I have not heard from other superintendents around New Jersey about serious problems this summer. It might be time for a recap of the season to see what we can learn from it.

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It’s Wet! And Bentgrass Damage Observations

Much of the Mid-Atlantic region has received plenty of rainfall the past five weeks. I am hearing yearly totals in the Philadelphia area above 22-25 inches for the year. This has been another year to assess drainage concerns on the golf course. While frequent rainfall takes pressure off of hand hose work, other stressors come to the forefront. These include: mechanical stress associated with being wet, LABOR, drainage, storm and debris clean up and traffic management.

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Fewer Weevils in North Carolina... For Now

If you have been keeping up with WeevilTrak blog posts from my colleagues, you may notice that, in the last few weeks, the general consensus is that weevil numbers and damage appears to be lower this year than in previous years. This is true both for the northeastern US and in North Carolina.

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Watch out for summer generation ABW larvae in central and northern NJ

In central and northern NJ, larvae of the 1st summer generation are developing and could start causing problems if they reach high enough densities. Obviously, under hot summer conditions, with other stress factors involved, it takes fewer larvae to cause problems than in the spring. Hence, in areas that were not effectively treated in spring and/or that have a history of ABW problems in summer, regular monitoring for larvae should be conducted now. At this time, ABW may occur in all possible stages

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