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Updated August 7

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me know the next wave is here!  I have added 26 more counties to the map.  Check those pastures and hayfields for fall armyworms to catch them before it is too late!

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Fall armyworms
in pastures or hayfields have now been reported in 46 counties, as of August 7, 2014: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Dekalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Jackson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike,  Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Wilcox, Winston, and Washington. The fall armyworm watch map has been updated. You can find the armyworm map in several different ways:

  1. There is a direct link to the page from the www.alabamaforages.com homepage underneath the *NEW* section

  2. You can find a link to the map, as well as helpful information related to Fall Armyworm underneath the “Fall Armyworm” section of the Insect Pest Management Page http://www.aces.edu/anr/forages/Management/InsectPestManagement.php

  3. You can follow this direct link http://www.aces.edu/anr/forages/Management/documents/FallArmywormMap.php
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Please let me know if you find them so we can keep updating the map. Thanks to Jennifer Johnson for posting the map in places where we can find it.
You can also bookmark this link for resources on how to look for and control Fall Armyworm in pastures and hayfields: http://bit.ly/18wvBPZ
Here are individual links to various fall armyworm resources:
Insect sweep nets can be purchased at various farm and forestry supply stores.
As always, please let me know if you find fall armyworms in your Alabama forage grasses.
 
Photos courtesy Josh Elmore.
 
Kathy Flanders
flandkl@auburn.edu

 


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