2016 Pathways Results (pest traps)

From: Ciborowski, Jean (MDA) [mailto:jeanne.ciborowski@state.mn.us]
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:39 AM
To: Jim Vaughan <JVAUGHAN@stlouispark.org>
Subject: 2016 Pathways Results – TEX TONKA COMM. GARDEN

January 19, 2017

Hi Jim,

I am writing with some feedback from the MN Dept. of Agriculture’s 2016 Pathways Survey at the Texa-Tonka Community Garden.  As part of the survey, traps (1 per insect) were set for:

Common Name Scientific Name Primary hosts
Leek moth Acrolepiopsis assectella onions, garlic, leeks, chives and shallots
Golden twin spot moth Chrysodeixis chalcites Crucifers, strawberry, tomato
Swede midge Contarinia nasturtii Crucifers
Brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys Fruits and vegetables
Tomato fruit borer Neuleucinodes elegantalis Tomato, eggplant, pepper

All traps were negative EXCEPT for the Swede midge trap.  This is a first find in Minnesota and in Hennepin county.  The traps were set on June 7 and removed on Sept. 21, 2016.  They were checked several times throughout the growing season.

For more information regarding this insect, please look at the MDA Swede midge website: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/insects/swedemidge.aspx

Cornell University also has an extensive webpage on Swede midge at: http://web.entomology.cornell.edu/shelton/swede-midge/

I will send you a copy of the 2016 Pathways annual report when it is finished (early Feb.) which gives highlights of the survey.

Kind Regards,

Jean Ciborowski
Pathways Survey Coordinator
Plant Protection Division
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-201-6217