Vegetable Crop Insect Scouting

Any flowering crop should still be considered at risk for corn earworm, this includes lima beans, peppers, and snap beans.

Cole Crops
Scout fields for worms in fall cole crops. Cabbage worm, cabbage looper, diamondback moth, and yellow striped armyworm are all active, plus a few ‘oddballs.’

Beet armyworm are still active in the area. This is also the time of year when webworm are usually active. Insecticide efficacy is decreased when worms begin to web leaves.

Sweet Corn
Although we have discontinued most of our sweet corn traps, moths are still easily seen working blooms at dusk. Moth activity is greatest around silking sweet corn and tight spray intervals would be conservative, especially with warm daytime weather in the forecast.

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