Week of April 27-May 1

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County

The Wayne County IPM scouting program started this week (April 27).  Scouts are reporting that asparagus is growing, some spears suffered frost damage.

  • Onions:  planted last week and this week in many grower fields.
  • Sweet corn: some planting started this week.  Tomatoes are growing in high tunnels.
  • Cherry tomatoes: had fruit developing.
  • Grapes: breaking bud.

In fruit many apple trees are at tight cluster to pink stage of development and codling moth traps were set in orchards.   At this point, looks like there will be a peach crop this year.  Scouts did note some damage on thornless blackberry canes attributed to rabbit feeding over the winter.  See attached photos.

Photos by Art Sigler, IPM Program Scout


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