with assistance from Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, JD Bethel, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Thomas Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Mike Gastier, Ed Lentz, Rory Lewandowski, David Marrison, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Adrian Pekarcik, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, John Schoenhals, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Chris Zoller
Western bean cutworm (WBCW) populations have decreased across monitoring counties in Ohio. A total of 68 traps were monitored in 19 counties. Overall, 3451 WBCW adults were captured. The average number of WBCW per trap decreased from 68.71 last week, to 50.75 this week.
Figure 1. Average western bean cutworm (WBCW) trap counts within participating counties for week ending July 21, 2017. Number represents the average WBCW per trap in each county.
Figure 2. Overall average number of western bean cutworm adults captured in traps in Ohio.