Curculio populations down in east this year?

Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)May 10, 2014

I have yet to see a single curculio scar or to see an actual critter. Usually by now I have found some isolated spots that got nailed, and have seen a couple of them on fruits. At this point my apricots are dime or so and many apples are pea sized. It looks like there might be an upside here to the hard winter.


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alan haigh

That their late?


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 8:04AM
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You're fortunate because I'm seeing more hits than last year on my plums and peaches.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 8:37AM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

Lots of hits here in KS. I thought I had a bit more time before spraying until I went out and saw the :-) faces on plums and cherries. Looks like you and I are at about the same stage of fruit development Scott. Apples are pea sized here.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 9:33AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Interesting. One thing that is unusual about this spring is we have not had any warm still nights yet, that is when they are by far the most active. Maybe the weather has been on my side. I also sprayed the first coat of Surround a bit earlier than usual. Will need to make sure to not let my guard down.


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:19AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

As usual, as soon as I post here they decide to show up. I found one apple and half a dozen apricots with bites. I think the arrival of warmer nights is just now getting them going. After the current rain they get a nice thick Surround welcome mat!


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 1:55PM
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We've had one warm curculio night this spring, but no fruit for them to molest. Maybe they'll leave and seek out fruitier pastures.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 3:33PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Nothing here, but then again I'm at bloom on the plums, pluots and peaches. Apples are just showing red... I have seen pear and apple blossoms being chewed on...and i'm pretty sure I've read that PC can eat blossoms/////yes/no???

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 4:31PM
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