|Yellow sticky trap placed at the end of a strawberry clipper damaged field in Lee County. Photo: HJB|
|Yellow sticky trap with a strawberry clipper weevil (among other insects) in center, circled. Photo: HJB|
|Strawberry clipper from sticky trap, up close. Photo: HJB|
Even though flower buds continue to be clipped, I am uncertain that the plants will experience economically significant yield loss from damage at this time of year on young, unopened buds. Before leaving today, we made plans to conduct an on farm trial at this locations next spring designed to determine if aggressive clipper treatment will significantly improve yield.