Asiatic garden beetle update–June 13, 2024

Black light trap catches of AGB per 3 to 4 nights in Sussex County, Virginia were 500 on June 7 and 487 on June 10, 2024. Producers have reported seeing adult AGB just by kicking over the top inch or so of soil in infested areas. I heard of 5 acres of cotton in Suffolk with very heavy AGB defoliation, but there are more reports where injury is not as severe. I look forward to learning when our AGB population will finally decline.