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Sentinel Waxworms

2014-01-15 09.03.42

I expanded my sentinel waxworm sampling to include more samples early in the Spring. While we’ve been sampling with waxworms after crop emergence for several years, this year I wanted to see if we could capture what was happening prior to crop planting. I was worried that since we had a long, cold, wet Spring in 2013, that we might not see much arthropod activity in May. But, I actually saw quite a bit of chewing damage early in the season!! I’m excited to look at these numbers and see what the results actually say.

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