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Fall armyworm photo by R.Bessin.

Scout Now for Fall Armyworms in Southern & Western Kentucky

Fall armyworm outbreaks have occurred in hayfields, pastures, and home lawns across southern and western Kentucky. This followed a large moth flight detected in the trap catch at the UKREC in Princeton in late July. A second larger flight was detected on August 28. Trap catches so far in Lexington have been very low. This insect feeds primarily on grasses - bermudagrass, wheat, and ryegrass but will attack many other crops. Fall armyworms spend about 3 weeks as caterpillars but 80% of their feeding occurs in the last few days of their development. While devestating damage appears overnight, the worms have been present for some time before reaching their prime eating stage. 

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2014 Insect Trap Count Graphs

Black cutworm Armyworm
European corn borer Southwestern corn borer
Corn earworm Fall armyworm
All Counts in Table Format

Insect and Disease Picture Sheets
Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables and Beneficial Insects

New Publications
ENTFACT 229 Spotted Wing Drosophila Biology, Identification and Monitoring
ENTFACT 230 Spotted Wing Drosophila Management.
ENTFACT 231 Spotted Wing Drosophila And Backyard Small Fruit Production.

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