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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catch Report 6-22-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Figure 2. Universal trap

Universal trap

Pheromone trap catches for southwestern corn borer in conventional corn are beginning to increase in some areas as the beginning of the second generation borers are emerging. Monroe, Prairie and Woodruff counties are seeing increases, but are still below 100 per trap.
There is a report from one trap in Monroe county that was checked after 6/22 that had over 100 moths. Click on the links below to see a graph of trap catches by county.

Arkansas SWCB 6-22
Ashley SWCB 6-22
Clark SWCB 6-22
Clay SWCB 6-22
Conway Perry Faulkner SWCB 6-22
Craighead SWCB 6-22
Jefferson SWCB 6-22
Lawrence SWCB 6-22
Lee SWCB 6-22
Lonoke SWCB 6-22
Mississippi SWCB 6-22
Monroe SWCB 6-22
Phillips SWCB 6-22
Poinsett SWCB 6-22
Randolph SWCB 6-22
St Francis SWCB 6-22
Woodruff SWCB 6-22

“This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

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