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Insect Pest Monitoring in Arkansas

This interactive map of Arkansas shows locations of various insect trapping efforts by Extension Specialists and County Agents. When a location is clicked, the map will populate with insect trap data for that region to help indicate pest presence or absence. You can zoom in and out using the map features on the top left of the map. Additionally, click the >> arrows to access the map Legend. We are pausing the monitoring for Melonworm (Diaphania hyalinata), Squash Vine Borer (Melittia cucurbitae), Cabbage Looper (Trichoplusia ni), Tomato Fruitworm Moth (Helicoverpa zea), and many other pest species in fruit and vegetables until the start of the 2024 growing season, so check back next month! The larger dots on the map indicate areas we have observed Melonworm from Fall of 2023.

Pest Alerts!


  • New factsheets are available! Learn more about Squash Vine Borer in Arkansas, Basics of Drip Irrigation and Fertigation, and using Pheromone Traps to Monitor Pests in Tomatoes and Cucurbits. See the resource section below!


Growing Degree Days (Base 50°F, beginning January 1)


With the recent warm weather we are starting to track GDDs for the emergence of squash vine borer and plum cuculio. We expect to see adult SVB moths at 750-1000 GDD (Base 50°F).  Plum cuculio begin to feed on and lay eggs in fruit (peaches) between 100-400 GDD accumulation after two consecutive days of 70 plus degrees in late March. This is the biofix date for that species. Check back often for updates!

GDDs as of 2/21/2023

  • Kibler - 134
  • Clarksville- 108
  • Hope- 140
  • Little Rock- 159
  • Fayetteville- 110
  • Jonesboro- 69

Insect, Disease and Irrigation Monitoring Resources


Videos:


Factsheets:


Key Pests - Click on the image of each pest to learn more about them!

Picture and link to

Squash Vine Borer
Photo: A. Cato

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Tomato Fruitworm
Photo: A. Cato

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Melonworm Moth
Photo: A. Cato

Cabbage Looper on Plant

Cabbage Looper
Photo: A. Cato

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Broadmite
Photo: A. Cato

Spotted-wing drosophilaSpotted Wing Drosophila

Photo: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org

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Greater Peachtree Borer
Photo: Clemson University, Bugwood.org

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Plum Curculio
Photo: E. Levine, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org

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Grape Berry Moth
Photo:Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

Picture of Grape Root Borer. Photo by UGA

Grape Root Borer
Photo: UGA, Bugwood.org

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Oriental Fruit Moth
Photo: Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org

Contacts

Aaron Cato
Extension IPM Specialist

Phone:  479-249-7352
Email:  acato@uada.edu

Twitter: @AaronJCato

Office: 

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension State Office

2301 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204

Ryan Keiffer
Program Associate - Horticulture IPM

Phone:  501-747-6694
Email:  rkeiffer@uada.edu

Office: 

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension State Office

2301 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204

 

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