The fields had drastically slowed down in September, with nearly every crop getting ready to be harvested. Still, some lepidopterans remained vigilant in their fight for survival in the shifting seasons.
Clydesdale horses in a row in the morning. A morning’s worth of harvest potatoes. Rogue caterpillar munching on potato leaves. The mysterious boat by Trim. Emerging imported cabbage moth. A fine delicacy of cabbage maggot. Lettuce no more.
I have been working as a field technician at E.S. Cropconsult this summer, monitoring potato, vegetable, and pea fields for both beneficial and pest insects, as well as crop diseases (fungal, bacterial, and viral). Throughout the season I will share some interesting photos of what I find and see during my work.
I’m a bit behind, but better to start now than not at all. Here are photos from week 6 of my work as a field technician at E.S. Cropconsult.