08/25/15

WNY Sweet Corn Trap Network Report 8.25.15

Twenty-one sites reporting this week. Five sites reporting European corn borer (ECB)-E and eight sites reporting ECB-Z. Both corn earworm (CEW) and Fall armyworm (FAW) have increased over the last week (see graph below). CEW was caught at thirteen sites with all but one site high enough to require either a 6, 5, or 4 day spray schedule and twelve sites reporting FAW. Western bean cutworm (WBC) continues to decline and was caught at fairly low numbers at twelve sites.

Often at this time of year we are catching CEW at most locations and in high enough numbers that other moths will be controlled by the spray timing needed for CEW.  In the absence of CEW, continue to scout for ECB egg masses, and ECB and FAW larvae and feeding damage, using a threshold of 5% infested plants for silking corn.

Average sweet corn trap catches for all reporting sites from 5.25.15 - 8.25.15

Average sweet corn trap catches for all reporting sites from 5.25.15 – 8.25.15

 

Location ECB-E ECB-Z CEW FAW WBC Total WBC
to date
Avoca (Steuben Co.) 0 0 0 2 5 22
Avon (Livingston Co.) 20 0 12 5 6 25
Baldwinsville (Onondaga Co.) 0 2 9 22 3 139
Batavia (Genesee Co.)  NA NA NA NA NA 22
Belfast (Allegany Co.)  NA  NA NA NA NA 4
Bellona (Yates Co.) 5 8 12 70 6 200
Eden (Erie Co.) 0 3 9 38 11 952
Farmington (Ontario Co.) 1 0 1 1 0 20
Hamlin (Monroe Co.)  NA NA NA NA NA 88
Kennedy (Chautauqua Co.) 0 2 2 0 4 124
King Ferry (Cayuga Co.) 0 0 2 0 1 27
Kirkville (Madison Co.) 0 0 0 0 0 19
LeRoy (Genesee Co.) 0 0 0 0 0 74
Lockport (Niagra Co.) 1 2 0 1 NA 29
Oswego (Oswego Co.) 0 0 2 2 6 84
Owego (Tioga Co.) NA NA NA NA NA 7
Pavilion (Genesee Co.) 0 1 8 47 6 519
Penn Yan (Yates Co.) 0 7 7 7 0 65
Plessis (Jefferson Co.) 0 0 0 0 7 235
Preble (Cortland Co.) 0 0 0 1 3 38
Seneca Castle (Ontario Co.) 0 0 0 1 0 18
Sherwood (Cayuga Co.) 0 0 53 0 9 9
Spencerport (Monroe Co.) 2 3 6 0 0 8
Waterport (Orleans Co.) 0 0 2 0 0 7
Williamson (Wayne Co.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
ECB – European Corn Borer
CEW – Corn Earworm
FAW – Fall Armyworm
WBC – Western Bean Cutworm
NA – not available
trap catches for the week of 8.18.15 – 8.25.15

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