Moth Monitoring in East Central Nebraska - CropWatch, June 3, 2011

Moth Monitoring in East Central Nebraska - CropWatch, June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

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Extension educators in Butler, Colfax, and Saunders counties are monitoring flight activity of three moth species this summer. Pheromone traps are being used for variegated cutworm, armyworm, and black cutworm moths.

Trap data is included below and will be regularly updated on CropWatch.

Moth activity was fairly light in late May and early June, partially due to either cold and/or windy nights that can limit flight activity.

Michael Rethwisch, Extension Educator in Butler County
Aaron Nygren, Extension Educator in Colfax County
Keith Glewen, Extension Educator in Saunders County

Table 1. Pheromone monitoring of variegated cutworms, black cutworms, and armyworms at three sites in east central Nebraska.
Location   Period Variegated Cutworm Black Cutworm Armyworm
Schuyler   May 24-27
6
0
--
    May 28-June 1
0
1
0
    June 2-3
0
0
0
ARDC   May 25-27
2
0
1
    May 29-31
1
1
0
    June 1-3
1
0
1
Rising City   May 27-29
0
0
0
    May 30-June 1
2
0
0
    June 2
0
0
0