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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

European corn borer

The first European corn borer moth was found in one of the Vegetable IPM blacklights Monday, in Salem County.  Given the amount of heat accumulation, degree days, this is not surprising.  This first capture is about 2 weeks earlier than last year at this location.  However, this first flight of adults is not yet widespread.  Look for the ECB moth trap catch map in the upcoming issues of the Plant and Pest Advisory, Vegetable edition.

Joe Ingerson-Mahar