Armyworm

Armyworm Monitoring: Start to Season and Updates

Armyworm Monitoring: Start to Season and Updates

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is actively setting up traps across the Sacramento Valley to monitor armyworms.

According to the UCCE, it’s difficult to tell if drought conditions will make planted rice fields more susceptible to damage from the pests. UCCE notes that population trends for the armyworm have been declining over the last two years and that the larvae can feed on many different plants.

They will monitor 12 of the typical 15 locations this year. 

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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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