Corn earworm moth (CEW) activity has been fairly steady over the past week. Patches of locally higher activity remain within a generally low population (see CEW map). Catches are now rising and falling with night time temperatures. It is advisable to incorporate materials into the spray program that have different modes of action from the pyrethroids. This includes IRAC 28 materials like Coragen, Exirel and Besiege, as well as IRAC 5 (Radiant, Entrust (OMRI approved), and Blackhawk)). Growers should be checking CEW activity frequently, and adjust spray schedules according to local activity. On this map, green areas correspond to a 3-4 day silk spray schedule, while blue is 4-5 days.
The highest nightly CEW catches for the previous week are as follows:
|Centerton 3||Denville 1||Milford 1|
|Green Creek 2||Eldora 1||New Egypt 1|
|Blairstown 1||Farmingdale 1||Sergeantsville 1|
|Califon 1||Jones Island 1||Tabernacle 1|