The message has not changed much since last week. We have heard of a couple of growers who are opting to spray for winter moth. The string of frost nights this week has hampered herbicide applications for dodder control and other preemergence options. The growth stage of the vines continues to be very ahead of average. We continue to find emerged dodder seedlings on bogs this week and the dodder buckets here on State Bog had their first seedling emerge on Monday, April 26. This is probably about 2 weeks ahead of what we anticipated.
The Entomology lab recommends getting out soon to sweep your bog. When you have inspected your net, if you are not sure which insect you have, you can drop off samples to the Entomology Lab.
The latest pictures for frost tolerance are available on our home page. We will continue to post growth stage photos at least once per week.