Hi, Everyone! Happy National Agriculture Week! THANK YOU for all you do. A few notes before the season officially kicks off:
There will be a new website this year (blogs.oregonstate.edu/vegnet). You may want to update bookmarks, etc. but the newsletter move will be seamless. In other words:
If you are seeing this email, you are a current subscriber and (if all goes well)....your info will transfer to the new system automatically. If you don't get a report via email by April 15th, feel free to contact me and I'll add you back to the list.
Also, there is a Twitter account with not much on it yet, but I will utilize it if there is enough interest. If you use Twitter, follow me @osuvegnet
HIGHLIGHTS for the year ahead:
- The wet winter we've had could mean more pressure from armyworms. Egg hatch is favored by wet conditions, and the effect will be most noticeable for overwintering species.
- Monitoring of additional pests. Cabbage aphid, BMSB, striped cucumber beetle, and others.
- GIS mapping and visualization. Take this survey to vote for which pests are priority in this first year.
Thanks for your support of this program!