“A couple of my Christmas Tree growers have continued to trap and monitor Pine Tip Moth numbers again this spring. They started trapping in Mid-March, but due to the weather, insect activity has slowed dramatically until recently.
It appears the peak emergence for the 1st generation of Pine Tip Moth was on April 17, 2018 for the Sedgwick County area. We had a large number of moths on that day, and very few since then, so it appears that April 17th was probably the peak of the 1st generation.
At this point our growers plan to spray either Wednesday or Thursday of next week.”
Editor’s note: This would be April 25 or 26. (Ward Upham)