Tobacco insect scouting report. May 16, 2014

Plants seem to be much healthier than last week. Photo: Cameron McLamb

Plants seem to be much healthier than last week. Photo: Cameron McLamb

It is week three monitoring the Integrated Pest Management fields and the grower standard fields in our Eastern and Piedmont locations. Heavy rainfall left most fields in muddy conditions, but overall plant health has improved from the previous report, with little to no insect population increases, and decreases in flea beetle counts. Here are the following reports for Eastern 1,2,3,4, and Piedmont 1 and 2 locations.

Scouting Report , Eastern 1 – Grower Standard Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles/plant Percent tobacco budworm infestation Hornworms/plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment

Scouting Report, Eastern 2 – IPM Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles/plant Percent tobacco budworm infestation Hornworms/plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 0 – No Treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No Treatment 0 – No treatment

Scouting Report , Eastern 3 – Grower Standard Field

Insect observation

No. aphid infested plants

Flea beetles/plant

Percent tobacco budworm infestation

Hornworms/plant

Percent cutworm damaged plants

Other insects

Treatment needed?

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

Scouting Report, Eastern 4 – IPM Field

Insect observation

No. aphid infested plants

Flea beetles/plant

Percent tobacco budworm infestation

Hornworms/plant

Percent cutworm damaged plants

Other insects

Treatment needed?

0 – No Treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No Treatment

0 – No treatment

Scouting Report , Piedmont 1 – Grower Standard Field

Insect observation

No. aphid infested plants

Flea beetles/plant

Percent tobacco budworm infestation

Hornworms/plant

Percent cutworm damaged plants

Other insects

Treatment needed?

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

Scouting Report, Piedmont 2 – IPM Field

Insect observation

No. aphid infested plants

Flea beetles/plant

Percent tobacco budworm infestation

Hornworms/plant

Percent cutworm damaged plants

Other insects

Treatment needed?

0 – No Treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No treatment

0 – No Treatment

0 – No treatment

Notes: There were no flea beetles observed in this weeks scouting report, possibly due to the heavy rainfall. Plants seemed to be much healthier than last week, and there were insignificant signs of any damage to the plants from pest infestation.

More Information

Click here for last week’s scouting report from May 9, 2014

To read more about the IPM project, please refer to week one, here.

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