Corn earworm/bollworm update for August 4, 2022

Corn earworm (=bollworm) moth captures continued to increase this week in local black light traps. Sara Rutherford (Greensville ANR Agent) reported a nightly average of 21 moths; Scott Reiter (Prince George ANR Agent) had 11 per night at Templeton and 18 at Disputanta; and we averaged 48 in Suffolk. Here is the Table. In our pyrethroid resistance tests, 45% of moths are surviving the 24-hour pesticide exposure period (n=200 moths tested).