Lep Monitoring Update: FAW Trap Numbers Slightly Increase

Fall Army Worm in Late Corn

Fall Armyworm

Twenty-three counties monitored for FAW from September 5th through September 11th. The overall statewide average continues to slowly increase an average of 6.6 moths per trap (up from 4.5). There were 7 counties with an average over 7 moths per trap including Allen, Fairfield, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding and Van Wert (Figure 1). We will continue monitoring and reporting FAW numbers in Ohio through the end of September.

Fall Army Worm per county

Thank you to the following individuals and Educators for placing and monitoring traps in your counties; Amy Raudenbush, Suranga Basnagala, Kyle Akred, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Nick Eckel, Allen Gahler, Andrew Holden, Ed Lentz, David Marrison, Clifton Martin, Sarah Noggle, Richard Purdin, Eric Richer, Clint Schroeder, Frank Thayer, Cindy Wallace, Curtis Young, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon.

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