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Brooks County Moth Captures – Tobacco Budworm and Corn Earworm Monitoring

I am providing this weeks Tobacco Budworm (TBW) and Corn Earworm (CEW) trap captures.  Please take note of the rapid increase of moth numbers found in traps.  Also, in communicating with Dr. Phillip Roberts (UGA Extension Entomologist), we have learned that beet armyworms (BAW) are active on pigweed escapes in some areas.  During scouting cotton, we need to closely monitor situations like this because when BAW defoliate the pigweed they may move to cotton.  Also, by the time the large BAW larvae move to feed on cotton, the Bt will likely not control.Moth Graph