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The USA-NPN Pheno Forecasts can help you determine when it is time to treat invasive plants and insect pests.
Pheno Forecast maps predict key life cycle stages in invasive and pest species, to improve management efficacy. For insect pest species, Pheno Forecasts are based on published growing degree day (GDD) thresholds for key points in species life cycles. These key points typically represent life cycle stages when management actions are most effective. These maps are updated daily and available 6 days in the future.
Download the Pheno Forecast information sheet to learn more.
Help us improve these maps! Our Pheno Forecast map products are still in development, and we seek input on their performance in your area. Give your feedback on the sidebar on the right side of this page.
Find out when to treat your trees for pests
Are you concerned about pests damaging your plants? These maps will help you determine when your site will reach critical heat accumulation for the detection, management, and treatment of insect pests. Maps are available via the USA-NPN visualization tool and on the individual species landing pages below.
Insect pest forecasts are based on USA-NPN Accumulated Growing Degree Day (AGDD) map products and published GDD thresholds. References for the published thresholds used to generate the forecasts appear on the individual species pages.
The invasive buffelgrass forecast is coming soon and will be based on rainfall accumulation thresholds that are known to trigger green-up to optimize treatment and control.
These maps are intended to provide a broad-scale prediction regarding when management action may be necessary and are intended to supplement local knowledge. Forecast accuracy may vary locally based on microclimatic variation. In addition, thresholds may perform with variable accuracy across species ranges. For more information about these pests and others, specific to your state, contact your local Cooperative Extension program.
We invite your feedback on the performance of these forecasts at your location. You can help us improve the accuracy of these forecasts by letting us know when invasive and pest species undergo life cycle stages at your location. You can report observations of all Pheno forecast species in Nature's Notebook via the Pest Patrol campaign.
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