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ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia – early July updateJuly 8, 2024

Adult ABW numbers are increasing in Virginia as things are heating up.

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An ABW mirage?July 1, 2024

I received numerous reports about surging populations of annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adults at the end of June, but it appears this is a case of mistaken identity.

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ABW second in-field generation coming up next in VirginiaJuly 1, 2024

We witnessed the first in-field generation of ABW in Central and Eastern Virginia during the month of June.

An update on ABW activity in North CarolinaJune 27, 2024

It has been an up-and-down year for ABW in North Carolina.

Spring generation approaching completion: Start scouting for ABW adults!June 24, 2024

The first new adults from the ABW spring generation have started to show up in central and northern New Jersey, and, with the current hot weather, numbers...

The heat is onJune 19, 2024

With plenty of summer yet to come, the addition of insect stress to the heat, drought and disease pressure would not be welcomed. Consider making preventive...

Mid-June ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, VirginiaJune 17, 2024

We are now in mid-June 2024, and summer officially begins this coming week. Here's an update on ABW in Blacksburg, VA.

Update for mid-JuneJune 12, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil made a notable comeback this spring in many locations, with more reports of damage compared to recent years.

Round 1 is over!June 5, 2024

This year, the Memorial Day holiday correlated with the first round of annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) damage in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

ABW adults in the rear mirror for Virginia?May 30, 2024

Current data shows that we might be heading in the direction of higher ABW adult densities in the next couple of weeks.

Monitor for mid-size ABW larvae and treat as necessary soonMay 16, 2024

Applications for mid-size ABW larvae are around the corner.

Weather impacts and phenological indicators of ABW larvae in MayMay 13, 2024

We started to pick up on early instar larvae in our trial work outside of Philadelphia in late April and early May and the larval densities and range...

ABW mid-Atlantic updateMay 13, 2024

ABW larval activity has kicked into high gear at most sites in the mid-Atlantic with some of the highest numbers observed in several seasons.

The season is flying byMay 9, 2024

The upcoming two weeks are critical. The management decisions made during this period will significantly influence the size and threat level of successive...

ABW monitoring in Blacksburg, Virginia – What’s going on in the first week of May?May 8, 2024

In Blacksburg, VA, we appear to have already experienced the first wave of ABW adults.

Bugs in the Bluegrass StateMay 3, 2024

Weeviltrak locations in Kentucky have progressed to stage 3 of the Optimum Control Strategy. Continue to monitor and plan larvicide applications for late instars.

Update on ABW activity in OhioApril 30, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) adults are still being caught in pitfall traps in central Ohio with reduced reproduction, and larval development has been noticed.

Now the ABW immatures are hereApril 26, 2024

Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) immatures are here. Use these resources to learn about salt flushes and ABW biology, ecology and management.

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