Source: AgriLife Today
Armyworms are now on the march, decimating huge swaths of Texas crops and pastures, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist at San Angelo.
Dr. Charles Allen said reports of damage are streaming into his office and to colleagues across the state.
Allen said the caterpillar has broad bands down its body and a light colored inverted “Y” on its head. It also has some raised dark spots along with a few black hairs down its back.
Pyrethroid insecticides are relatively inexpensive and are normally an effective option for fall armyworm control in wheat, Coastal Bermuda grass and other hay and pasture crops.
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