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Cranberry IPM Message

Cranberry fruitworm sprays (Altacor) should be going on. Current recommendations are to spray at 50% out-of-bloom for all varieties except Howes.

Many growers have put out their second fungicide; some are heading into their third.  Green spanworm is flying....

We had a very high blackheaded fireworm trap count this week (380 moths in a week; 82 moths 2 nights ago in one night).  If you did not do a spring spray for BHF, you should keep an eye out.

The cool wet spring is delaying bloom and growth in many areas.  First fungicides should go out for most folks as soon as the rain pattern breaks.

Your first round of fertilizers should be out by now.  Many varieties are in hook stage.  Bumble bees are coming into the Station, probably next Thursday.  If you are using pheromone traps, check them weekly and record your numbers.  Change them as they become messy and replace...

Sweeps indicate that all the major players are out there.  Weevil is over threshold in some locations.  We put a spray of Exirel on State Bog Friday morning to manage weevil.  We will let you know how it fares.  We have picked up or heard reports of larvae from gypsy moth, green spanworm, Spag and...

Very small gypsy moth larvae have been picked up over the past week. Since the weather has been cool and wet, numbers are off a bit of where we typically are.  Whenever there is a sunny calm day, be sure to make some sweeps.


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