I have received many phone calls and emails this week about armyworms this week from both farmers and landowners. I have worked with Curtis Young in Van Wert County to make the positive ID of Fall armyworm. I have shared some of the pictures of the damage armyworms can do. I am receiving these calls from around the county.
Across the US, the Fall armyworm numbers have been much higher than in previous years due to our current weather patterns and the life cycle of Armyworms, there is a chance we could see a third-generation yet this year. These guys like to feed on the species in the grass family and their “candy” is newly seeded yards (within the last few years), volunteer wheat fields, and newly seeded forages. Additionally, I am linking extra articles with information on control and general question both agronomically and for homeowners. As always, contact me with your questions.