Armyworm

Armyworm numbers continue to drop

Armyworm numbers continue to drop

In his last update of the season, UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino reports a continual drop in the number of armyworm moths found in rice field traps. Rice field maturity has reached a stage when the potential for armyworms to injure panicles has passed.  According to Espino, “There are still a few worms in the field, but these are the last of the population and will not cause problems. I expect the numbers will continue to go down.”

Here’s a link to the full update.

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