Snowy, Cold Conditions Start the 2018 Moth Trapping Season

Author:  John Obermeyer

The ultimate April Fool’s joke, many areas of Indiana were greeted to several inches of snow. This on top of the continued cool, wet weather that we have had for weeks. Though black cutworm and/or armyworms moths may be present in the state, they are certainly hanging low until the conditions improve. Fortunately for us, our fearsome trappers shall trudge through the snow and mud, hopefully not floods, to monitor these traps for weeks to come. Look for upcoming trap reports in future issues of the Pest&Crop.

John Obermeyer’s black cutworm bucket trap, morning of April 2, Tippecanoe County

John Obermeyer’s black cutworm bucket trap, morning of April 2, Tippecanoe County.

 

Jeff Boyer’s, DPAC superintendent, armyworm Hartstack trap, Randolph County (photo by Jeff Boyer)

Jeff Boyer’s, DPAC superintendent, armyworm Hartstack trap, Randolph County (Photo by Jeff Boyer).

 

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