Crop: Pumpkins, Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Tomato, etc.
Squash Vine Borer Trap x2
Report date: 06/03/21
Pumpkin Field #1 plant date: 06/02/21
Pumpkin Field #2 plate date: TBD
Description: 2 Squash Vine Borer traps were places in seperate fields.We will continue to monitor SVB populations throughout the growing season. Additional pest updates will also be posted as we have them.
Pest: Squash Vine Borer - "The squash vine borer larvae tunnel into pumpkin vines causing them to wilt and eventually die. Sawdust-like frass at the base of stems indicates the presence of the borer. Once inside the vine, little can be done to control the borer. Adult moth populations should be monitored to indicate need for control. " From: https://ipm.osu.edu/sites/ipm/files/imce/OHpumpkins.pdf.
Image B source: Michigan State University Fact Sheet: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/squash_vine_borer_biology_and_management