A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture.
Pennsylvania has experienced a combined average per location of about 20 inches of rain during the last 5 weeks.
It is again time to look very carefully at pheromone traps placed in orchards.
Wet weather and variable temperatures across the state continue to be challenging for vegetable and berry production.
First-generation flights of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, and obliquebanded leafroller continue, second-generation Oriental fruit moth about to start, monitor for leafhoppers, woolly apple aphids, San Jose scales, and European red mites.
The warm weather and the accumulation of degree days, which in Pennsylvania are on pace with 2012 spring conditions, moved the development of plants and insect pests very rapidly forward.