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Controlling Fall Armyworms on Lawns and Turf

…hey attack a variety of plants, including turfgrasses but seem to prefer well-fertilized and maintained bermudagrasses. Fall armyworms also attack fescue, ryegrass, bluegrass, and bentgrass.
Biology
Fall armyworm caterpillars damage grass…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Safe Use of Integrated Pest Management

…lizer can cause outbreaks of chinch bugs to be worse.
Caterpillars

Caterpillars are the immature stages of moths. Fall armyworms (fig. 26) and tropical sod webworms are among the most common caterpillar pests of southern lawns. Adult …

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Edamame in the Home Garden

…several foliage- and stem-feeding caterpillars and beetle species. A few of the more serious pests are soybean loopers, fall armyworms, and kudzu bugs. Soybean loopers and fall armyworms are two caterpillar pests that can cause serious defo…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September


Forage & Nutrition Notes

Monitor body condition scores and adjust nutritional program as needed.
Watch for fall armyworms in pastures and hay fields.
Prepare to stockpile tall fescue and bermudagrass pastures for winter graz…

Microbial Control of Caterpillars in Crucifer Crops

…as shown that Xentari (a Bt formulation) is very effective for controlling armyworms like the beet, cross-striped, and fall armyworms. Xentari also does well against other species. The Bt formulations are similarly priced, and come in a va…

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St. Augustinegrass Lawns

St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), which is sometimes referred to as Charlestongrass, is a coarse-textured, warm-season turfgrass that is adapted to warm, humid regions (subtropical). This turfgrass is believed to be nat…

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Growing Roses

America’s national flower and the most popular garden flower is the rose. More than 6,000 varieties of roses offer a wide range of flower forms, colors, and fragrances from spring until late fall. Roses can be used in the landscape as…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: July

This is the July excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Be careful to prevent heat stress–related losses. Provide adequate shade for cattle.
Keep a close eye on y numbers and possibly implemen…

High Tunnel Pest Exclusion Informational Video

Pest prevention is a critical tactic for specialty crop producers. The HTPE system is aimed at reducing the entry of large insect pests and has worked really well to stop leaffooted bugs, stink bugs, armyworms, loopers, and hornworms.  If …

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