Armyworm

2019 Armyworm Trapping

2019 Armyworm Trapping

Article by Luis Espino, Rice Farming Systems Advisor, Butte and Glenn Counties

The first set of traps were set up on April 19, and more traps are being set up as fields get ready for planting. So far, seven sites have been set up.

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Armyworm Monitoring is underway

Armyworm Monitoring is underway

Photo and article by Luis Espino, Rice Farming Systems Advisor, Butte and Glenn Counties

The armyworm monitoring season has started. The first traps were set on April 19, and two more sites were set up on April 30. More traps will be set up in the following weeks as growers finish their ground work and get ready for planting.

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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.