Whatcom Ag Monthly

September 2017

Volume 6 Issue 9

PEST ALERT: Armyworm Outbreaks in Western Washington

Growers in Western Washington have been blindsided by large armyworm outbreaks in the past few weeks.  British Columbia growers report similar outbreaks.  While there are multiple species of armyworm, specimens collected in Skagit and Whatcom Counties in Washington and in Canada are the true armyworm, Mythimna(Pseudaletiaunipuncta, a member of the moth family, Noctuidae.

 

Application of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches on Tissue Culture Red Raspberry

Few studies have tested plastic BDMs in perennial crop production systems, like red raspberry. There is potential that plastic BDMs promote raspberry establishment when planted as TC plugs