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Where are the Beetles?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawntennis, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I'm in Central PA and have seen very few beetles or chafers this year. Whats
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Perhaps a VERY COLD WINTER???

    Beetles alive and well here :)

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

  3. Perfect Image TLM

    Perfect Image TLM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    They are running strong in my neck of the woods.
  4. Heidi J.

    Heidi J. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    We haven't seen any either.. somethings up.. Perhaps the calm before the storm:confused:
  5. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    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.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    very few here too! last year was a very light year for them also.. maybe they drowned with all the rain? lol
  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    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.
  8. BigBUCKEYEfan

    BigBUCKEYEfan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    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!
  9. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    Have not seen one yet. Last two years they were all over the place.
  10. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    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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