|May||Leaf miners||Beets, swiss chard||agrofabric (late)|
|June||Aphids (black)||Fava, borrage||Insecticidal soap (2x / week)|
|June||Colorado potato beetle||Potatoes, tomatillos||Hand removal|
|June||Cabbage worms (green)||Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli||Hand removal|
|June||Squash vine borer moths||summer and winter squash||Lures/sticky traps|
Leaf minors got into the spinach and beets before we were able to cover them and caused significant leaf damage. We covered the beets with agrofabric after the early signs of damage, but that seemed to make it worse since the leaf miner flies were contained inside cover.
28 May — first sighting on Favas. Treat 1-2x per week with slightly weaker mix of insecticidal soap to avoid leaf burn. Reduced aphids and successfully keeping them under control with regular application.
28 May — found on broccoli
3 Jun — beetles and eggs found on potatoes
10 Jun — eggs found on tomatillos
17 Jun –larva on potato leaves
Squash vine borer (SVB) moths
May 29th — 3 traps set using lures from IPM (3 for $6+S&H) and general pest glue traps from Agway. No moths caught over the next three weeks.
Jun 19th — switched out the general glue traps for these yellow delta insect monitoring cards from Arbico (10 for $11+S&H) and got immediate results with the first moth caught within a couple of hours. By Wed 6/23 we had caught about 15 SVB moths and replaced two of the insect monitoring cards with fresh ones on Wed.
Jun 26th — caught a few additional moths, ~4, between Wed and Sat but a definite reduction. Replaced the third insect monitoring card with a fresh one.
Jun 29th — a dozen or more moths found in two of the traps. There were also a few feathers, indicating that a small bird may have gotten stuck to the outside of one trap. For the replacement traps, we left the outer casing on the trap so that the outside will not be sticky. Hopefully this will prevent unintended harm to anything other than the SVB moths.