Tobacco Insect Scouting Report, September 12, 2014

— Written By Jeremy Slone and last updated by
A mature tobacco plant from our Eastern 1 site

A mature tobacco plant from our Eastern 1 site

We are at week twenty of scouting. Scouting was done earlier in the week for the Piedmont site, and now they are wrapping up their harvesting. Only Eastern 1 & 2 locations will have tobacco plants remaining for the coming week. With the exception of flea beetles, very little has been detected during scouting at this point.

Scouting Report, Eastern 1 – Grower Standard Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles  per plant Percent tobacco budworm infested plants Hornworms per plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 0 – No treatment 2.76 flea beetles/plant– No treatment 0% budworm infested plants – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0.1 stilt bugs/plant

Scouting Report, Eastern 2 – IPM Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles per plant Percent tobacco budworm  infested plants Hornworms per plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 0 – No Treatment 3.58 flea beetles/plant – No treatment 6% tobacco budworm infested plants (on suckers)  – No treatment 0  – No treatment 0 – No Treatment 0.1 stilt bugs/plant

Scouting Report Piedmont 1 – Grower Standard Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles per plant Percent tobacco budworm infested plants Hornworms per plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 1 aphid infested plant – No treatment 1.88 flea beetles/plant – No treatment 0% tobacco budworm infested plants – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No treatment .35 lady beetle larva/plant

Scouting Report, Piedmont 2 – IPM Field

Insect observation No. aphid infested plants Flea beetles per plant Percent tobacco budworm  infested plants Hornworms per plant Percent cutworm damaged plants Other insects
Treatment needed? 0 – No Treatment 2.26 flea beetles/plant– No treatment 0% tobacco budworm infested plants – No treatment 0 – No treatment 0 – No Treatment 0.22  stilt bugs/plant

Here is the scouting report from the control plots for our experiment at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, NC. Our plots at the Lower Coastal Plain Research Station near Kinston, NC had their final priming this week so we are done scouting there. For some of these experiments, the control plots receive no insecticide treatments for the entire season. For some of the experiments, we are interested in only caterpillar pests so all plants in the experiment, including the control plots, are treated in the greenhouse with imidacloprid to prevent other early season pests.

On Station, Rocky Mount – Control plants with no insecticide treatment

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 not counted 0% budworm infested plants – No treatment 0.0 hornworms/plant – No treatment 0 – No Treatment 0.01 parasitized hornworms/plant

On Station, Rocky Mount – Control plants treated with imidacloprid

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 not counted 0% budworm infested plants – No treatment 0.00 hornworms/plant – No treatment 0 – No Treatment 0.0 parasitized hornworms/plant

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See last week’s scouting report.