Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Caterpillars eating more than Cattle

Posted by romeethredge on August 28, 2014

Cattle price is too good to let the caterpillars eat up the grazing. Armyworms are doing a number on area pastures and hayfields. A Deacon at church called me on Saturday to come see what was eating up the churchyard and yes it was fall armyworms. They were on the sidewalk by the dozens as we exited the church on Sunday, we were afraid someone might slip down because of them.

2 growers recently told me they checked hayfields on a Friday about noon and by Sunday afternoon there were just stems left. These caterpillars can do a lot in 2 to 3 days. Call your county Extension Agent for control recommendations.

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