Here’s the latest on Armyworm trapping from UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino:
Except for one field, all traps are showing very low numbers. There are still a few worms out there, but I have not seen any fields with high numbers. In some of the fields that are headed I started to notice armyworm panicle injury, but at very low levels. As fields go into heading, and moth populations start increasing, risk of panicle injury will also increase.
For pictures of armyworm stages and panicle injury, visit the armyworm monitoring website.
Also, here’s a link to rice blast information from Luis.