Vegetable Insect Updates

Bill Cissel, Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management; and David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Fields that started silking at the beginning of the major 2018 moth flight are being harvested right now. Please let us know how well your spray program worked. Your feedback is important to us to evaluate if any recommendations need to be adjusted for 2019. Moth capture has declined slightly at several locations, and Monday captures ( were slightly lower than last week’s. Earworm flight may have peaked for the season.

Trap Location BLT – CEW Pheromone CEW
3 nights total catch
Dover 4 8
Harrington 3 44
Milford 63 127
Rising Sun 6 17
Wyoming 4 30
Bridgeville 6 19
Concord 8 27
Georgetown 2 19
Greenwood 10
Laurel 2 84
Seaford 3 12


This will be the last trap capture for 2018. Many thanks to all of our cooperators who graciously host blacklight and/or pheromone traps at their locations. We are also grateful to Jon Baker with Trap Woods Inc., Harry Thompson with Thompson’s Roadside Stand, and Donna Hamilton for sharing their trap capture data with us; their data is posted twice a week on the website. You can view season catches and graphs of previous year trapping results at the above link.