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Old 06-27-2009, 09:17 AM
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Where are the Beetles?

I'm in Central PA and have seen very few beetles or chafers this year. Whats
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:27 PM
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I'm in Central PA and have seen very few beetles or chafers this year. Whats
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Perhaps a VERY COLD WINTER???

Beetles alive and well here

Right on GGD time for the Japs.....1000+ GDD.

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:04 PM
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They are running strong in my neck of the woods.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:08 AM
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I'm in Central PA and have seen very few beetles or chafers this year. Whats
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We haven't seen any either.. somethings up.. Perhaps the calm before the storm
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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I'm surprised they are flying in Jersey already. I have to admit, I never looked into GDD for beetles, I just look for them. Haven't seen a single one of Japanese, chafer,
asian or Orientals yet. It's usually mid July here, as I recall.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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very few here too! last year was a very light year for them also.. maybe they drowned with all the rain? lol
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:33 PM
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One thing that can suppress jap beetles is if the soil is dry & hard when they need to lay their eggs. So if there was drought last year at that time, less eggs survived.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:54 PM
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Our GDD's hit last week here for Japanese beetles, and exactly that same day they were pinging off the windshield! couldn't have planned it any better!
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:22 PM
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Have not seen one yet. Last two years they were all over the place.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:19 AM
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None in Erie yet. We had a very snowy winter and a cold, dry spring. I'm sure they'll be here, just a little later this year.
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