Less curc activity this year
I just sprayed my first Surround spray on my apples yesterday, and I only found one apple with a curc bite on it in my whole orchard. I have many pea-sized fruits and often at this stage I find some localized spots with a lot of damage. I had to delay the spray because it has been raining a lot but it looks like it may not have harmed anything.
What I am wondering is if the colder and longer winter is the reason, or the cool spring we have been having here. The curc is much happier in warm weather, he is buzzing with activity on warm spring nights. I did get a fair amount of hits on a few apricots in an early heat wave we had and this makes me think its more the cool nights have slowed him down.