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Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 5 – July 26, 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 5, July 26, 2013, “Corn Insect Activity Remains Moderate – Squash Vine Borer and Spotted Wing Drosophila Pressure Increasing.”

Highmoor Farm Field Day and Summer Tour will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $20 per person, including lunch, and preregistration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register online, visit the Highmoor Farm website or call 207.933.2100.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 4 – July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 4, July 19, 2013, “Insect Activity Low to Moderate this Week.”

 Highmoor Farm Field Day and Summer Tour will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $20 per person, including lunch, and preregistration is strongly encouraged. For more information, visit the Highmoor Farm website or call 207.933.2100. If you are a person with a disability and will need any accommodations to participate in this program, please call Pam St. Peter at Highmoor Farm, 207.933.2100 or TDD 1.800.287.8957 to discuss your needs at least 7 days prior to this event.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 3 – July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 3, July 12, 2013, “Early Silking Corn Threatened by Corn Earworm.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 2 – July 8, 2013

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 2, July 8, 2013, “European Corn Borer, Corn Earworm Moths Active.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 1 – June 27, 2013

Friday, June 28th, 2013

sweet corn

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 1, June 27, 2013, “2013 Sweet Corn Pest Season Begins!

Any Fresh Silking Corn in Fields Needs Protection: Corn Earworm Still a Threat to Late Corn in Maine

Monday, September 17th, 2012
Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm; photo by David Handley

Hurricane Isaac appears to have only caused a mild bump in pest numbers in Maine corn over the past week, and it is likely that cooler temperatures will slow pest activity in the coming days. Any silking corn remaining requires protection from corn earworm statewide, but fall armyworm and European corn borer are only at problem levels in a few sites. Read more>>

Corn Earworm Numbers in Maine Fields Remain Low … For Now

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Fall Armyworm and European Corn Borer also remain scarce.

Corn Earworm Moth

Corn Earworm Moth, photo by David Handley

Although insect counts have been very low in Maine for this time of year, the passing of a tropical storm like Issac can bring with it a significant population of corn pests, especially corn earworm and fall armyworm, so we should anticipate higher pressure by the end of the week for any fresh silking corn remaining in the field. Read more>>

Corn Earworm Pressure Lower Under Maine’s Cool Nights

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Fall Armyworm on Corn Silk

Fall Armyworm on Corn Silk; photo by David Handley

Recent relatively cool nights in Maine indicate a shift in the weather pattern and have resulted in a dramatic drop in corn earworm captures this week. However, populations are still high enough to keep all silking fields on a regular spray schedule. As we approach Labor Day and the season starts to wind down, we have very little pressure from either fall armyworm or European corn borer. Hot weather predicted for the remainder of the week will push remaining corn maturity along rapidly. Remnants of hurricane Isaac may visit Maine next week and could bring with it a new flush of earworm and armyworm. Read more>>

Corn Earworm Pressure Consistently High Across Maine

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
corn earworm feeding on ear of corn

Corn Earworm Feeding on Corn; photo by David Handley

With continued southerly weather and thunderstorms passing through Maine, insect pressure has remained high, mostly due to corn earworm. At this point, every location is on at least a 4-day spray interval, with some locations on 3-day intervals. For many growers, the youngest corn has reached the silking stage as the corn season begins to come to a close. Warm weather will continue to help corn mature rapidly and insect pressure will likely remain relatively high. Read more>>

Highest Corn Earworm Counts of the Season

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Corn Earworm Larvae

Corn Earworm Larvae; photo by David Handley

Warm weather in Maine has pushed corn maturity along rapidly and supplies are picking up. A steady flow of weather from the south, including some heavy showers in some areas, is keeping corn earworm pressure very high in most fields this week. Several locations are now on a recommended 3-day spray interval, which we don’t typically see until early fall when tropical storms start moving through Maine.

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