Category: Pest Control

Pest Report – April 18, 2019

As longtime readers will have already noticed, this is the first Pest Report to come from myself and not Eric Sideman. Though Eric has handed over the reins to the Pest Report, we are glad to have him continuing his work for MOFGA part time! Though it goes without saying for us here in Maine,

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Pest Report – August 1, 2018

In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila Hornworms Garlic Problems Spotted wing drosophila on a tomato Drosophila maggot in a berry   SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA Spotted wing drosophila is here and the larvae are in small fruit now. The spotted wing Drosophila, as most of you know by now, is a species of fruit fly that,

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Pest Report – July 6, 2018

In this issue: Cabbage Aphid Squash Bug Powdery Mildew Cabbage aphids, Brevicoryne brassicae Yellowing on a brassica leaf caused by cabbage aphids Another view of cabbage aphids on the underside of a brassica leaf     Squash bug eggs Squash bug adult and eggs Squash bug hatch   First signs of powdery mildew Effects of

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Pest Report – June 25, 2018

WARNING: The potato leafhopper is here. The numbers are small so far, but keep your eyes open. Remember, it is very important to scout for the insect. If you wait to see the damage, you waited too long. See the May 29, 2018 issue of the Pest Report for the whole story about potato leafhopper.

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Pest Report – May 29, 2018

In this issue: Powdery Mildew of Tomato Basil Downy Mildew Potato Leafhopper Cabbage Worms Spinach and Beet Leafminer   Powdery mildew on tomato. Eric Sideman photo     POWDERY MILDEW OF TOMATO – by Caleb Goossen, modification of Meg McGrath article Powdery mildew has been reported on tomato transplants in Vermont and Massachusetts as well

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Pest Report – May 16, 2018

In this issue: MOFGA has a New Crop Specialist Leek Moth Swede Midge Asparagus Beetle Oedema Flea Beetles in Brassicas Potato Seed Problems Onion and Cabbage Maggot Caleb Goossen MOFGA Hires Crop Specialist, Caleb Goossen I am pulling back to very part time, although I hope to stay on the staff at MOFGA as long

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Pest Report – May 4, 2018

This is the first Pest Report of the spring of 2018. DON’T RUSH I will concentrate in this first pest report on problems that are common when a grower simply tries to push a crop too early. Basically the recommendation will be to calm down, sit tight, and wait for the soil and air to

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Pest Report – August 23, 2017

In this Issue: Garlic Problems Cabbage Aphid GARLIC There are more and more problems with garlic becoming more and more common. Some of these are only transmitted by planting diseased cloves or moving contaminated soil. Here is a bit about some of the common problems to watch out for when buying and planting garlic this

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Pest Report – July 24, 2017

In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Squash Vine Borer Three-lined Potato Beetle Powdery Mildew Squash Bug SWD on a tomato Drosophila maggot in a berry SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA Spotted wing drosophila captures and presence in small fruit is earlier and bigger than I have ever seen. Even our late strawberries hosted maggots, and I

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Pest Report – June 26, 2017

In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage Worm and Diamondback Moth Colorado Potato Beetle Leafhopper nymph Leafhopper hopperburn on potato leaves POTATO LEAFHOPPERS The potato leafhopper is here and numbers are exploding in some locations. If you see unexplained yellowing of leaves of beans or potatoes, check for the critter. They primarily feed on beans,

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