Controlling Nantucket Pine Tip Moth Infestations in the Southeastern U.S.

Christopher J. Fettig, Postdoctoral Research Associate; 
Mark J. Dalusky, Research Coordinator; and
C. Wayne Berisford, Professor of Entomology with the Department of Entomology;
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605

Table 8. Comparisons between optimal spray dates determined on site at 16 field locations throughout the Southeastern U. S. during 1996-1998 and predicted optimal spray periods

Location

Year

Weather Station Location a

Generation 1 Spray

Generation 2 Spray

Generation 3 Spray

Generation 4 Spray

Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escambia Co.

1996

Brewton (30 km ESE)

0 b

1

nac

na

Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athens

1997

Athens (5 km SW)

3

1

3

- d

Jefferson Co.

1997

Louisville (8 km W)

3

1

1

2

 

1998

Louisville (7.5 km W)

0

0

2

na

Oglethorpe Co.

1998

Athens (30.5 km WNW)

2

1

1

-

Taylor Co.

1998

Talbotton (37 km WNW)

na

1

na

na

North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chowan Co.

1996

Edenton (9.5 km S)

2

1

1

-

Connarista

1996

Lewiston (13.5 km SW)

2

1

1

-

Halifax Co.

1996

Roanoke Rapids (21 km E)

0

0

1

-

Hertford Co.

1998

Murfreesboro (16 km SW)

0

1

na

-

Pleasant Hill

1996

Emporia, VA (22.5 km N)

0

0

0

-

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almeda

1997

Hampton (17 km NW)

2

0

1

1

Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brunswick Co.

1996

Lawrenceville (13 km WSW)

1

0

1

-

Isle of Wight Co

1996

Wakefield (30.5 km WNW)

1

1

1

-

Southampton Co.

1998

Holland (22.5 km ENE)

0

0

na

-

Sussex Co.

1998

Emporia (5 km W)

1

0

na

-

a Approximate distance and coordinate from field site to weather station location.
b Numbers refer to the differences between dates in terms of 5 day optimal spray periods
c na; data not available.
d -; data not applicable.



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