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Chatham County, July Description and Biology of Yellow-necked Caterpillars Beginning in mid-summer, blueberry bushes should be inspected every two weeks. Clusters of older larvae are usually quite visible feeding on the terminal leaves. Since infestations tend to be localized and readily detected in the field, growers can prevent severe defoliation by pruning out branches with caterpillars.

Jul 13, Yellow-necked caterpillar. Beginning in mid-summer, blueberry bushes should be inspected every two weeks. Clusters of older larvae are usually quite visible feeding on the terminal leaves. Since infestations tend to be localized and readily detected in the field, growers can prevent severe defoliation by pruning out branches with caterpillars. The yellownecked caterpillar (Datana ministra) is the larval stage of a moth that affects many types of plants, including blueberry (Vaccinium L.).

Though outbreaks are rarely troublesome on the many varieties of blueberry plants, which grow in a range of U.S. Sep 10, Caterpillar scat collecting on bark used as mulch for blueberry bushes.

Photos taken 3 August Once you see the scat you can more easily spot the critters who deposited it. Caterpillars that have found the right food source will stay put and continue to feed, so their scat is usually directly below where they’ve been feeding. Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. Cut Broken Roots. Dig Hole (s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots. If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4'-6' apart.

If you are creating several rows dig holes 7'' apart.