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Caterpillars in Grazing

Posted by romeethredge on October 29, 2015

We are finding some caterpillars in grazing this week. I looked at several fields yesterday and about half of them had enough caterpillar feeding to be concerned about. We need all the forage to get to the cattle.

The first thing you notice is feeding on the leaves. On the very young forage you have to look close. Often the caterpillar will have done a little feeding maybe just windowpaneing on the leaves. Then look in the leaf whorl, where it’s twisted up and often a tiny fall armyworm will be hiding there.

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Here below is some young forage with a tiny caterpillar.

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