Western bean cutworm (WBC) moth counts were monitored with traps at 8 dry bean fields in Western NY in 2020. Traps were located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, and Steuben counties. WBC numbers continued to increase across the region in 2020 after a dip in trap catch during the 2019 season. The overall trap catch at the 8 dry bean sites increased by 17% in 2020 from the previous year. However, we did see a decrease in trap catch at 2 trap locations (Riga, Monroe Co., and Wayland, Steuben Co.). All other locations either increased in trap catch or remained consistent from 2019.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Beans - Fresh and Dry; Western Bean Cutworm
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