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Eastern Spruce Gall Adelgid Scouting for 2015 at Pigeon (Report issued 4/1/2015 20:05)

Use these predictions as guidelines to help time your scouting efforts.
Key event Timing
First adults active; egg laying begins. Expected to start in 25 DD (Base 50°F)
Egg laying. Expected to start in 100 DD (Base 50°F)
Eggs hatching; nymphs feeding. Expected to start in 250 DD (Base 50°F)
Galls forming. Expected to start in 310 DD (Base 50°F)
Current stage: Adults are not yet active.

Degree day total: 1 on 4/1/2015

Treatment Guidelines for Eastern Spruce Gall Adelgid

Soil Drench Treatment Window: Closed
NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ONLY: If galls were a problem the previous year, apply a basal soil drench of imidacloprid or clothianidin in early spring (between 40 and 80 DD Base 50F).

Spring Foliar Treatment Window: Closed
If galls were a problem the previous year, apply an insecticide as foliar spray when the DD Base 50 F total is between 25 and 120.
Christmas tree insecticide recommendations
Products registered for use in Christmas trees