We are nearing the end of WBCW trap monitoring in Ohio as trap counts continue to decrease across the state. A total of 71 traps were monitored in 23 counties. Overall, 138 WBCW adults were captured, with 11 counties reporting a “zero” for their trap count. The state average also continues to decrease from 5 WBCW (week ending August 11) to 2 WBCW (week ending August 18).
Amy Raudenbush, Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Amanda Bennett, JD Bethel, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Thomas Dehaas, Allen Gahler, Jason Hartschuh, Cecelia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Adrian Pekarcik, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, John Schoenhals, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis Young, and Chris Zoller monitored the moth traps.
Figure 1. Average western baen cutworm (WBCW) trap counts within participating counties for week ending August 18, 2017. Number represents the average WBCW per trap in each county.
Figure 1. Overall average number of western bean cutworm adults captured in traps in Ohio.