Aphid monitoring project update – July 22nd, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Is the aphid flight collapsing or not?  Updating the winged aphid counts from my last report on July 5th, you can see in the Valley/Western region that there was a sharp drop in total winged aphids and strawberry aphid the week of July 8-12 but a partial rebound last week. More encouraging, the total winged strawberry aphids depicted by the red line dropped over both of the weeks. The Central/Eastern regional data is also showing some week to week volatility but the general trend does appear to be down. I expect these trends to continue and that the flight will collapse in the two regions over the next week or so. We will see…..