The following advisory is posted on behalf of Dr. Hunter Frame:
I want everyone to check out this letter for stakeholder input on the pollinator protection plan that is being developed by VDACS. So for the cotton producers the nearest meeting will be on February 22 from 6-8 pm at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, VA. This is an important issue that needs to be discussed and solutions need to be developed so no tools for producers are lost and bees/beekeepers are able to thrive next to cotton and other crops! Look forward to seeing everyone there!
The Virginia Frost Advisory predicts that a frost is expected next Monday morning (10/19) for Suffolk, Capron, Waverly, Skippers, and Lewiston. A copy of the report can be downloaded below. For up-to-date frost advisories for the region, see the Peanut-Cotton Infonet (http://webipm.ento.vt.edu/cgi-bin/listfrost).
Frost Advisory 10-12-2015
In soybean, our scouts have detected BMSB in Bedford, and kudzu bug in Brunswick, Campbell, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Suffolk, and Surry. Kudzu bug has been observed on other hosts (i.e., kudzu) in Appomattox, Buckingham, Isle of Wight, and Southampton. Please see the attached maps for further details. BMSB_KB_23_Jul_2015
Corn earworm moth captures were low this week, ranging from zero to 0.7 per night. BMSB catches ranged from zero to 2 per night. Please see the attached file for the data tables. Thanks to the following for their reports this week: Mary Beahm (Warsaw), Scott Reiter (Prince George), David Moore and intern Taylor Sabo (Middlesex), Austin Brown (Southampton), and Dr. Herbert and the entomology crew in Suffolk. BLT_23_Jul_2015
Corn earworm moth catches from reporting stations were low this week. Nightly averages were: Warsaw=zero; Southampton (Courtland)=zero; Suffolk=0.4. Brown marmorated stink bug nightly averages were: Warsaw=zero; Southampton (Courtland)=1.3; Suffolk=zero. Thanks to the following for their reports this week: Mary Beahm, Austin Brown, and Dr. Herbert’s Entomology team. The image of the “bucket style” black light trap is courtesy of Austin Brown.
This week, corn earworm moth captures in black light traps were zero at Warsaw, Suffolk, and Southampton. Brown marmorated stink bug catches (nightly averages) were 0.1 for Warsaw, zero for Suffolk, and 0.3 for Southampton. Thanks to Mary Beahm, Ames Herbert and crew, and Austin Brown for their reports this week.
Please see the attached report (pdf document) by Dr. Herbert: Kudzu_bug_prediction
Thanks to Austin Brown, Mary Beahm, and Ames Herbert & crew for their reports this week. Corn earworm moth nightly average black light trap catches were: Warsaw-zero; Suffolk-2.1; Southampton (Courtland): zero. Brown marmorated stink bug black light trap catches (nightly averages) were Warsaw-zero; Suffolk-zero; Southampton (Courtland)-0.5
To date, Dr. Herbert’s crew have tested 157 corn earworm moths in the 2015 pyrethroid vial test experiment, with an average of 21.3 percent of moths surviving the 24-hour exposure to the 5 microgram rate of cypermethrin. Please see the attached line graph for more details. July2VialTest
We captured a kudzu bug in a Southampton County, VA sticky trap this week. Please see the map for more details. Kudzu_bug_traps_22_Apr_2015