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VegNet is an insect pest monitoring program funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission and managed by the Oregon State University Department of Horticulture. To add your name to the newsletter, please click the ‘subscribe’ button below. 

Each week, trap counts are reported for common vegetable crop pest species. Data are compared to the previous year as well as the 15-year average (1996-2011) to make an informed estimate of pest activity. The following report refers to averaged data collected from eight sites throughout the Willamette Valley, OR. Please scroll down the page to see archived reports and pest information pages. 

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VegNet Regional Pest Trends for the Week of Septmeber 26th, 2016


VegNet is an insect pest monitoring program funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission and managed by the Oregon State University Department of Horticulture. To add your name to this newsletter, please click the ‘subscribe’ button on the homepage. For a review on how to interpret VegNet tables, click here.

  • Be aware that Cabbage Root Flies (Delia radicum – CRF) are in the midst of their fall flight, as evidenced by pan trap samples this week. CRF eggs quickly hatch into destructive maggots that tunnel into roots and increase the potential for development of blackleg and other pathogens.
  • Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella - DBM) activity remains above average, and we recommend continued scouting. DBM adults move from harvested fields into weedy refuge sites, where they can overwinter.