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Nantucket Pine Tip Moth Phenology in Eastern North Carolina and Virginia: Implications for Effective Timing of Insecticide Applications

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Phenology was monitored throughout the year for each generation of Rhyacionia frustrana in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. Male moths caught in pheromone-baited traps indicated that three generations occur annually in this region. Generally, the first generation adult emergence began in mid-March, the second in early June, and the third in mid-July. The mean thermal requirements to complete one R. frustrana generation was 579.8 degree-days (°C), but varied somewhat by generation and location. A simple spray technique is reviewed and new data are presented to predict spray dates using trap catch data and degree-day summations. South. J. Appl. For. 23(1):30-38.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

Publication date: 1999-02-01

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