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Fall Armyworms in pastures & hayfields

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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

http://news.utcrops.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/FAW_beans-good-web2-150x150.jpg

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

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