Western Bean Cutworm Update 2015

Author: Jen Bruggeman, Research Assistant, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus Western Bean Cutworm traps have been up in Ontario for approximately 5 weeks, with nil to low catches being reported until now.  Just this week we have started to see an increase in moth captures, due to our resident population starting to emerge from the […]

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ALERT – FIelds in High Risk Western Bean Cutworm Regions Need to Be Scouted!

Author: Jocelyn Smith, Research Associate, Field Crop Pest Management University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus It appears that in 2013, southwestern Ontario’s hotspot areas for Western bean cutworm (WBC) (large area around Bothwell and Tilsonburg) have a significant problem in their corn fields.  OMAF and MRA and University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus staff have completed surveys […]

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WBC Peak Flight Update

Although we are missing some data from a few trap locations it appears as if most of the province has experienced peak flight for WBC.  We hit peak flight earlier this year then in previous years but this consistent with what we have seen with other Lepidoptera pests this year. Counties with an asterisk “*” […]

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Happy Holidays!

I want to thank my loyal followers for making 2010 such a successful year for the Baute Bug Blog.  I will have some pretty cool information on new pest research and management strategies to share that I recently learned about at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.  I will write about that […]

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