Items Tagged with 'Fall Armyworm'


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Fall Armyworms Present Late-Season Yield Threat

Arriving in the Midwest in late spring & early summer, fall armyworms represent an annual scouting target, particularly in late-planted corn.
Mid-to-late season summer row-crop scouting in no-till and conventional fields usually finds infestations of several species of armyworms, but in some conditions, fall armyworms can become a serious problem, particularly on extremely late-planted corn.
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Controlling Fall Armyworm with Pheremones

Managing the fall armyworm has been increasingly difficult owing to the increase in individual resistance to insecticides and genetically modified plants. According to the pest-control company ISCA, a recent scientific study found that a proprietary blend of naturally occurring compounds effectively controls the pest while reducing the need for insecticides by more than 90%.
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New Formulations Abound in 2021 Crop Protection Registrations

Combinations of familiar pesticides and enhanced formulations with new chemistry offer growers new tools for this year’s growing season.
This list of new products was assembled by editors of No-Till Farmer, who remind growers to always check for their specific state regulations regarding the use of any crop protection products.
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Erratic Armyworm Outbreaks Require Careful Scouting

Many entomologists say armyworms typically move from weedy grasses and small-grain cover crops to damage nearby corn.
The so-called “true armyworm” is one of the more frustrating early-season pests no-till corn growers encounter periodically, particularly if they are planting into small-grain or other grassy cover crops, or in fields near sources of grassy weeds.
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