Lep Monitoring Update: FAW Trap Numbers Starting to Decline

Fall Army Worm in Late Corn

Fall Armyworm

We saw a slight decline in the overall statewide average of FAW from September 12th - 18th resulting in an average of 4.4 moths per trap (down from 6.6). Three counties reported an average over 7 moths per trap including Hardin (15.3), Lucas (11.0) and Sandusky (14.0).  

FAW map

Figure 1. Average fall armyworm (FAW) moths captured from September 12th through September 18th. The large number indicates the average moth count for the week and the small number in parentheses is the total traps set up in the 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, Jamie Hampton, Ed Lentz, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Eric Richer, Frank Thayer, Cindy Wallace, Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon.

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