The message has not changed much since last week. We have heard of a couple of growers that are opting to spray for winter moth. Frost nights and windy conditions continue to postpone preemergence herbicide applications. We have not yet had dodder emerge in the buckets that we monitor by the greenhouse on State Bog, however, a few reports have come in from growers. You should be checking YOUR bog in warm areas and trash removal areas for seedlings.
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. Please bring unknown weed and disease samples to us to correctly ID. Ck the Chart Book as (esp with disease samples), there is a specific collection procedure.