Time To Scout for Fall Armyworm

Time to Scout for Fall Armvworm

Fall armyworms have been reported in the region.

Fall armyworms have been found in the area, scout pastures and crop

fields now. Scouting is best done in the early morning hours, in the

late evening, or on cloudy days because newly hatched larvae avoid

light. Search for small larvae on the ground and for feeding damage on

lower plant foliage.

If there are 4 or more fall armyworms per square foot, control is

necessary to prevent economic loss. The affected areas can be

harvested or sprayed to remove the pest.

For more information on control options for fall armyworm contact MU

Extension Regional Agronomy Specialist Sarah Kenyon (417) 256-2391

or kenyons@missouri.edu .