Pest Reports 2018

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, unlike

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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 powdery mildew late

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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 as on

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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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