Local Agronomic Insect Report – 8/27/18

For the week of 8/19-8/25. With western bean cutworm number back in the single digits trapping efforts will now focus in late generation corn borer, which can cause significant damage in late season corn. Barring a drastic increase in ECB moth numbers this will be the last agronomic insect report for the 2018 growing season.

WBC:

Freedom – 2
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -1
Bartlow – 6
NWARS – 0

ECB:

Freedom – 2
Bartlow – 0

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

Late-Season Pod Feeding by Bean Leaf Beetle or Grasshopper

By: Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension, Previously published in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

We have heard a few reports of either bean leaf beetles or grasshoppers increasing in soybeans. As we start to approach the end of the growing season the larger concern with these insects is the potential for pod feeding, rather than foliage feeding. Pod feeding directly impacts grain quality. Crop stage is also an important consideration. Continue reading

Local Agronomic Insect Report 8/12-8/18

For the week of 8/12-8/18. With western bean cutworm number back in the single digits trapping efforts will now focus in late generation corn borer, which can cause significant damage in late season corn.

WBC:

Freedom – 2
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -0
Bartlow – 1
NWARS – 0

ECB:

Freedom – 4
Bartlow – 2

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 1 female; 0 nymphs

Local Agronomic Insect Report 7/29-8/4

For the week of 7/29-8/4.With western bean cutworm number back in the single digits trapping efforts will now focus in late generation corn borer, which can cause significant damage in late season corn.

WBC:

Freedom – 6
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -0
Bartlow – 3
NWARS – 1

ECB:

Freedom – 2
Bartlow – 1

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

Local Agronomic Insect Trapping Report 7-10

For the week of 6/24-6/30. No traps at the economic threshold for treatment for Western Bean Cutworm (WBC), European Corn Borer (ECB), or Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

WBC:

Freedom – 9
Monroe – 0
Pleasant -0
Bartlow – 2
NWARS – 0

ECB:

Freedom – 2
Bartlow – 0

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

 

 

Local Agronomic Insect Trapping Report 7-3

For the week of 6/24-6/30. No traps at the economic threshold for treatment for Western Bean Cutworm (WBC), European Corn Borer (ECB), or Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

WBC:

Freedom – 6
Monroe – 1
Pleasant -1
Bartlow – 5
NWARS – 0

ECB:

Freedom – 0
Bartlow – 0

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

 

They’re back…Japanese Beetles on the Rise

This article was written to complement Celeste Welty’s blog on Japanese beetle insecticide selection last week (http://u.osu.edu/vegnetnews/2018/06/30/insecticide-notes/).

One of Ohio’s most recognizable leaf feeders, the copper-colored and metallic green Japanese beetle, is on the rise. According to scattered reports across the state, this beetle has been leaving a trail of skeletonized leaves on an array of landscape plants, field crops, vegetable and fruit crops. Continue reading

Local Agronomic Insect Trapping Report 6-26

For the week of 6/17-6/23. No traps at the economic threshold for treatment for Western Bean Cutworm (WBC), European Corn Borer (ECB), or Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

WBC:

Freedom – 3
Monroe – 0
Pleasant – 0
Bartlow – 0
NWARS – 0

ECB:

Freedom – 0
Bartlow – 9 army worm moths in trap

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

 

Local Agronomic Insect Trapping Report 6-19

All insect traps have been set. I will report trap counts based on the township the traps are in. In 2018 in Henry County I have traps set for Western Bean Cutworm (WBC), European Corn Borer (ECB), and Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs (BMSB). There is also a WBC trap at the NW Agricultural Research Station near Hoytville.

WBC:

Freedom – set
Monroe – set
Pleasant – set
Bartlow – set
NWARS – set

ECB:

Freedom – set
Bartlow – set

BMSB:

Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs

 

USDA Updates Emerald Ash Borer Map, January 2018

By: Amy Stone, From Buckeye Yard and Garden Line

While emerald ash borer (EAB) may be considered “old-news” in the buckeye state, many may want to keep a watchful eye on its progression beyond Ohio. Each month, USDA APHIS produces an updated EAB Detection Map. Occasionally, we like to post these updated maps on BYGL for those that are interested in monitoring the spread of the pest in North America.

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