Monitoring and Reporting Insect Pests in Cole Crops and Sweet Corn (VegNet) (2015)

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Oregon State University’s VegNet is a regional pest monitoring program that provides activity reports for 10 common insect pests that affect broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, and snap beans. Crop pests are sampled weekly and raw data is compared to activity trends from previous years. Regional pest monitoring helps growers and agricultural field representatives adjust their scouting effort when an outbreak is detected, and the combination of area-wide monitoring plus field-specific scouting reduces risk of crop loss. Reports are available on, and sent via an email newsletter that currently serves over 400 subscribers. In 2015, increases in pest pressure were noted for black cutworm, spotted cucumber beetle, cabbage white butterfly, bertha armyworm, and diamondback moth.
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Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
Co-PI Jessica Green
OSU Department of Horticulture


Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission, Pests, Processed Vegetable Production, Pest management, Willamette Valley, Broccoli, Cauliflower, VegNet, Corn