Fall armyworms in pastures or hayfields were reported in the week of June 30-July 6 in the following Alabama counties: Choctaw, Dale, Henry, Lee, St. Clair, Wilcox, and Washington. The fall armyworm watch map has been updated: http://tinyurl.com/alabama-armyworm. Please let me know if you find them so we can keep updating the map.
Injury from bermudagrass stem maggot is also starting to show up. Please let me know if you have found bermudagrass stem maggot injury in your bermudagrass. Jennifer Johnson and I want to start a map showing where it has been found as well.
Bookmark this link for resources on how to look for and control Fall Armyworm in pastures and hayfields: http://bit.ly/18wvBPZ
Here are the individual links to various fall armyworm resources:
The latest list of insecticides for fall armyworm can be found at: http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/I/IPM-0028/IPM-0028.pdf
Information about fall armyworm biology is at: https://store.aces.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=13506
Instructions on how to use a sweep net to look for fall armyworm: [[BLOGVIDEO: //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/71wdf8P33bQ]]
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.
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