Armyworm

Armyworm Update Sept. 3

Armyworm Update Sept. 3

By Luis Espino, UCCE Rice Farming Systems Advisor

In all locations the number of moths trapped is coming down for the past two weeks of more. I have not been able to check fields for worms recently; I’m sure there are still a few worms out there. However, most of the rice is now past the point when panicles are at risk of significant injury. 

I have seen fields where armyworms caused injury (see pic below), but for the most part it has been small areas or not enough injury to justify an application. In some of the fields with more injury, I was asked what kind of yield reduction to expect.

Read more and see pics and graphs here: http://rice.ucanr.edu/Armyworm_traps/

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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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