You may want to check your pastures and hayfields for Fall Armyworms. The adult moths can lay 100 or more eggs at one time. See picture below.
Identification: Larvae (caterpillars) - picture from utcrops.com
When to treat: Treatment should be considered when populations exceed 3-4 larvae per square foot of pasture.
Insecticides: Listed below are a few of your options that have 0-day application restrictions for forage or hay:
- Prevathon 0.43 SC at 10-13 oz per acre
- Besiege, premix at 6-10 oz per acre
- Mustang Max 0.8 at 2.8-4 oz per acre
Note: Always read and follow all pesticide label directions.
-Submitted by Jeff Smith, Ag Agent & County Director UT Extension - Robertson County