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Welcome to the WeevilTrak℠ blog, offering you updates about annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) from industry leading researchers. This blog will provide you with timely ABW activity across the north east as well as advice on scouting and controlling them using the Optimum Control Strategy.

Archive: August 2018

2018 ABW season summary and 2019 outlook

The ongoing short heat wave, which is supposed to last through Thursday, August 30, combined with the fairly dry conditions in the last 10 days might cause some problems in areas where annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) has not been successfully suppressed over the summer. But starting Friday August 31, the weather is forecasted to go back to more normal temperatures with some thunderstorms and showers. With that, for most golf courses, the ABW season should be pretty much over.

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WET a Year!

Last month, I wrote in my blog that adult and larvae annual bluegrass weevils (ABW) were tough to find, potentially due to warm, dry weather from late-June through the middle of July. Then it started raining in the Mid-Atlantic on July 20-21. Guess what? It has not stopped and annual bluegrass weevil activity, though minor to moderate, has picked up on bentgrass and Poa annua.

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August Weevil Update for North Carolina

Despite adult count during increases the last week of July (record highs in some places), very little damage has been observed so far in August. In past years, the first week of August can be a busy time for annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) in Cashiers, North Carolina and mid-August for the Beech Mountain, North Carolina area, but this has not been the case so far in 2018.

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