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Sunflower Insect Traps (08/13/15)

Banded sunflower moth traps continue to have high trap counts, >100 moth per trap per week, in most sunflower producing areas.

Sunflower Insect Traps

Banded sunflower moth traps continue to have high trap counts, >100 moth per trap per week, in most sunflower producing areas. Sunflower moth trap counts are still below the economic threshold and declining at some trap sites in southwest area. It is important to continue to scout for these pests through R5.7 sunflower growth stage. The USDA NASS reports that 80% of the sunflowers were blooming and 1% ray flowers dry in North Dakota (USDA NASS News Release – August 10, 2015).

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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