Armyworm

Armyworm numbers rising

Armyworm numbers rising

This week’s armyworm update from UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino indicates a spike in the number of moths caught in pheromone traps at several locations. This means it’s important for growers to closely monitor their fields. READ MORE

Updating the battle against Armyworm

Updating the battle against Armyworm

Information released today by UCCE Rice Advisor Luis Espino shows a slight increase in the number of armyworm moths trapped in rice country.

The latest figures may correlate with the second of two usual peaks of armyworm activity, which typically hits around mid-August. Last year’s mid-August outbreak was considered mild.