Hi all, 

First we wanted to start off with a reminder that you can always find the full report at .  

In the past week we have seen an increase in damage from both pests and diseases in the region. Luckily many of the plants where we are finding pests and diseases seem to be tolerating the damage, especially with insect pests. Still, careful monitoring during this time period can pay significant dividends to reduce spread within fields.  

Some of the highlights are below:

*please note the information for our upcoming pest & disease event below 

You can see an interactive SWD trap map here

Some of the major diseases that are cropping up in the region are : (click on the highlighted links for fact sheets)

Pest & Disease Walk for Commercial Growers  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 - 3:30PM TO 5:30PM 

Join UVM pathologist Ann Hazelrigg, and entomologists Vic Izzo and Scott Lewins, for a field walk to learn about, identify and discuss solutions for this year’s pests and diseases, including integrated pest management (IPM) techniques. This workshop will be hosted at the certified organic mixed vegetable farm Bear Roots Farm in Williamstown and is geared toward commercial organic vegetable growers

This workshop is free to attend for commercial growers and all BIPOC attendees. Pre-registration required.


 For more information, check out:




Victor Izzo, Ph.D.

Lecturer & Educational Coordinator 
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative

Department of Plant and Soil Science & Environmental Studies

University of Vermont


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