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Friday, February 24, 2012

Cereal Rust Mite in Timothy

I have been getting several calls questioning if Cereal Rust Mite (CRM) infestations will be high this season in response to the relatively warm winter this year.  Since CRM overwinter in the field it is possible that infestations may occur earlier this season.  Typically we see peak infestations in Timothy during March and April depending on the field location.See the Rutgers fact sheet related to this pest and suggestions for scouting and treatment.

Stephen Komar