Series/Report Number: COARC2014

Abstract: An electronic newsletter was developed for the peppermint production regions in Oregon to assist growers and fieldmen to consider control of mint root borers, cutworms, armyworms and loopers during the growing season prior to crop damage. The newsletter was designed to help with timing of this new insecticide application strategy and to be used in conjunction with existing field monitoring/scouting programs. Extension Agents from the Willamette Valley and Union County were valuable cooperators and provided scouting services to confirm insect development model accuracy. A formal survey of those receiving the newsletter indicated 91 percent considered the weekly newsletter to be either very useful or somewhat useful.