Thursday, February 22, 2018

Amborsia Beetle Scouting

Scouting for Ambrosia Beetles

Landscapes and Nurserymen alike should consider putting out traps now and monitoring for Granulated Ambrosia Beetles.  One of the primary indicator plants for the emergence of these insect pests is the flowering of Saucer Magnolia.   With the warm spring-like weather we have been having
the Saucer Magnolias have began to pop out in full bloom.   I have seen them beginning to flower in parts of Transylvania and Henderson County and they are likely beginning to show color in other parts of WNC. 
Please visit the following link to see how to make a simple trap as well as get information regarding pesticide applications:
Granulated Ambrosia Beetles

Magnolia x soulangiana

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.