Top Counties Catching WBC Moths So Far

Trap counts sent in to the network this week from last week’s moth catches indicate that moth flight increased dramatically.  And from tweets on Twitter and emails coming in from participants, even higher numbers are being caught this week in some traps.  So we haven’t quite reached peak moth flight yet here in Ontario.  The […]

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Western Bean Cutworm Activity Increasing

Despite the heat, western bean cutworm activity is increasing.  Trap catches over the past week have climbed significantly, indicating that peak flight is here or soon to be here.  The counties that have accumulated the most moth catches so far include Chatham-Kent (544), Lambton (256), Middlesex (244), Huron (206), Haldimand-Norfolk (138), Essex (155) and Elgin […]

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Coragen Insecticide Also Registered for WBC in Corn

I have been negligent in not mentioning the newest insecticide to be registered for WBC control in corn.  I have no excuse except that I been conveying product information through links to Publication 812, Field Crop Protection Guide and the product didn’t get registered for WBC control in time to make the printing deadline.  So […]

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Western Bean Cutworm Action Thresholds

Many questions are starting to come in regarding WBC.  Just to help clarify what the action thresholds for western bean cutworm are, here is a quick summary: In Corn: Scout 10 plants in a row in 10 areas of the field.  In non-Bt corn or transgenic corn that does not provide any protection against WBC […]

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This Week’s Insect Activity

There is a lot happening out there. I am sure I am not aware of half of the infestations that are going on but at least I will report on what I do know. Western bean cutworm – Hot spot egg mass locations continue to be in the Bothwell area with now fields in the […]

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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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WBC – What We Learned in 2010

I am sure we will be talking about western bean cutworm all winter but there are a few key learnings that we gained in 2010 that I thought I would point out: 1.  The dark bands behind their heads that we use to identify the larvae are not obvious until their last few stages of […]

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