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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: March 2020

Virginia ABW update for March 24: Some 1st adulticide sprays have already gone down

As of March 23, many areas of Virginia have recently experienced warm temperatures that got annual bluegrass weevil adults moving.

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Challenging Times and Mild Winter Brings Plenty of Questions about Golf Course Maintenance and Pest Control

As the managing consultant of WeevilTrak, I am working with other scientists and we plan to do our best this year with trying to predict the best timing for applications targeting the annual bluegrass weevil.

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WeevilTrak update March 19, 2020

I have received several calls over the last week from superintendents asking if there is any control measure that can be put in place now that would control ABW adults for a couple of weeks should they be required to leave the golf course due to Coronavirus quarantining. It's important to stay safe and be smart about things. The global pandemic has put a strain on current operations, but I know that many want to ensure that ABW is controlled before having to evacuate should it be made mandatory or required by ownership.

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March 15 ABW update for Virginia

Spring has certainly sprung in Virginia. In Blacksburg, Virginia, annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adult numbers increased a little this past week averaging 4.3 adults per sq. ft. on March 10.

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The 2020 ABW Season is here!

We now have three sites across the western part of North Carolina which will give us a good snapshot at what is happening, in terms of timing and ABW activity, each season. If you have not yet selected a primary or secondary course to follow, do so now. Things are happening.

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ABW activity and tracking has commenced in Virginia

The Annual Bluegrass weevil season has begun in Virginia

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2020 ABW season outlook and summary of GDD and plant and ABW phenology

Once again, I’ll be keeping track of annual bluegrass weevil at Pine Brook Golf Course in Manalapan, New Jersey and Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, New Jersey for WeevilTrak.

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