Vegetable Crop Insects – September 17, 2010

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist; jwhalen@udel.edu

Cabbage
Continue to scout all fields for harlequin bugs, beet armyworm, fall armyworm, diamondback and cabbage looper larvae.

Lima Beans
Continue to scout all fields for lygus bugs, stinkbugs, corn earworm, soybean loopers and beet armyworm. As a reminder, Coragen and Belt are now labeled on legume vegetables.
Belt label: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld8LJ005.pdf
Coragen label: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld8KF000.pdf

Peppers
Be sure to maintain a 5 to 7-day spray schedule for corn borer, corn earworm, beet armyworm and fall armyworm control.

Snap Beans
All fresh market and processing snap beans will need to be sprayed from the bud stage through harvest for corn borer and corn earworm control.

Spinach
Continue to sample for webworm and beet armyworm larvae. Both can be found in fields and controls should be applied when worms are small and before webbing occurs.

Sweet Corn
All fresh market silking sweet corn should be sprayed on a 2 to 3-day schedule for the remainder of the season.

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