Armyworm

Updated Armyworm Information

Updated Armyworm Information

From Luis Espino, UCCE Rice Farming Systems Advisor

Here’s a link to this week’s update on the armyworm from in the Sacramento Valley.

Luis says we are likely at or near peak moth flight, and the number of moths trapped is on the rise throughout the region.

You can click on this link to find out more, including viewing photos and graphs.

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Highest Armyworm Numbers Expected Soon and Inspection Tips

Highest Armyworm Numbers Expected Soon and Inspection Tips

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) says the next several days will be critical for growers to monitor their fields, and potentially make any necessary treatment decisions, as armyworm numbers will be at their highest very soon.

As expected, moth numbers peaked last week. Utilizing annual trend data and on-site monitoring, the UCCE says worms in the field will peak this week and next.

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