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San Jose scale crawler – Activity update

Crawlers caught on double-sided tape on 4-21-21

Hello again,

I just wanted to update everyone that I caught considerable more San Jose scale crawlers this week compared to last week (on untreated trees). With the increase in activity, I anticipate the first main peak of crawler activity to occur within the next week or so in Fort Valley. For the Ridge, I’d expect the peak about a week after Fort Valley and then the upstate a week or so after that. With the weather warming back up over the weekend, it might be a bit sooner than that, so keep an eye out for crawlers.

Please see my previous post for more information about management options, but if you have any questions, please let me know.

Take care, everyone!