Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 11 – September 6, 2013

September 6th, 2013 3:14 PM

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 11, September 6, 2013, “Late Silking Corn Still Needs Protection.”

Fruit Growers Alert 8/30/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Continues to Spread

September 3rd, 2013 12:12 PM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

All sites that we are monitoring in southern and coastal Maine now have spotted wing drosophila flies and fly counts have increased at some sites this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 30, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Continues to Spread,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 10 – August 30, 2013

September 3rd, 2013 9:50 AM

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 10, August 30, 2013, “Low Corn Pest Pressure for Late Season Corn.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 9 – August 23, 2013

August 26th, 2013 10:25 AM

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 9, August 23, 2013, “Corn Pest Pressure Increasing in Southern and Coastal Regions.”

Drummond Quoted in TakePart Article on Climate Change Threatening Foods

August 19th, 2013 12:52 PM

Frank Drummond, entomologist at the University of Maine, was quoted in a TakePart article titled “Is climate change threatening Maine’s staple foods?” Drummond spoke about the spotted wing drosophila, a new fruit fly that is targeting the state’s blueberries. Drummond said the pests need to be monitored and managed, but harvesting berries earlier and using an experimental mesh trap could help keep the flies off the berries.

Fruit Growers Alert 8/16/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Spreading, Counts Increasing

August 19th, 2013 10:24 AM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Bowdoinham, Cape Elizabeth, Dresden, Gray, Limington, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Monmouth, New Gloucester, Springvale, Wales, Warren and Wells.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 16, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Spreading, Counts Increasing,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 8 – August 16, 2013

August 16th, 2013 2:44 PM

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Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 8, August 16, 2013, “Another Week of Low Pest Pressure.”

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) a Late Summer Risk

August 13th, 2013 8:06 AM

Maine CDC has just announced (August, 2013) that the virus causing Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected from mosquitoes trapped near Alfred, Maine, which is south of Portland. Mosquito-trapping is a monitoring method to see whether mosquitoes are carrying viruses that can cause disease (such as EEE or West Nile encephalitis; WNV) in people and animals, if bitten by infected mosquitoes. It’s not unexpected to see EEE in mosquitoes this time of year, but it’s a good indication for using even better protection against mosquito bites. As well, be sure to check your horses’ vaccination status; horses are very sensitive to EEE and WNV, but these diseases are easily prevented with a good vaccination schedule. Check with your vet to be sure your horses’ vaccines are current.

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Fruit Growers Alert 8/9/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Jump in Coastal Site

August 12th, 2013 10:29 AM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Wells, Cape Elizabeth, Limington, New Gloucester, Gray, Monmouth, Bowdoinham and Corinna this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the August 9, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations Jump in Coastal Site,” where you can subscribe to updates.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 7 – August 9, 2013

August 9th, 2013 3:19 PM

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 7, August 9, 2013, “Corn Pest Pressure Remains Light in Most Fields – Corn Earworm, Fall Armyworm and European Corn Borer Damage Low.”