Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Armyworms on the Move...

Dr. Allen Knutson with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service put together a wonderful publication on fall armyworms and management options.  If you are like many of us around Texas, experiencing an outbreak of fall armyworm, this publication will be helpful.

Blame it on the rain, making favorable conditions of their eggs and larvae... and with more rain in the forecast, we may still have some weeks on this outbreak. 

Unfortunately in turf situations, it is often too late to treat once they start to make their move.  While this publication is meant for pasture and hay fields, the active ingredients may be helpful for turf.  These are caterpillars and Bt and Spinosad are two good options.  However, Spinosad is a little more stable and will not break down as quickly, which makes it a better option than Bt.

The Fall Armyworm - A Pest of Pasture and Hay

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