Vegnet regional pest monitoring

Part 1: Bean mold project: What is an effective alternative to Ronilan for control of gray and white mold in snap beans when mold pressure is severe? When can we use a less expensive single fungicide application without putting the bean crop at significant risk? Part 2: 12 Spot Beetle Project: By tracking the regional population trends for the twelve spot beetle, we can reduce field scouting. Regional population trends tell a grower or agricultural professional when it pays to sweep and reduces risk of a no spray decision. Part 3: Regional Pest Monitoring: Pest monitoring stations were established and maintained on farms in the major vegetable production regions of the Willamette Valley. Pest population trends were communicated to growers and agricultural professionals by fax and email as needed