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Army Worms

Postby M-5 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:07 am

They have been exceptionally bad this year. I have sprayed 3 times already. We check for them daily.

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Re: Army Worms

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:19 am

I haven't seen army worms, but I have chinch bugs in my peal millet again this year.
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Re: Army Worms

Postby 1982vett » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 am

Looks good. My cows wish I had grass looking like that.
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Re: Army Worms

Postby M-5 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:01 am

1982vett wrote:Looks good. My cows wish I had grass looking like that.


Mine stand at the fence bellering to get in it every day. I keep telling them they will get it in January but they don't understand .
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Postby Texasmark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:39 am

M-5 wrote:They have been exceptionally bad this year. I have sprayed 3 times already. We check for them daily.

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I had one of those once, blond hair and all. She was my "Tookie Baby".....where I got that I don't know. One day she was riding on my arm and it just came out. Liked it so I kept it for her very own. She's all grown up now, just had her 52nd birthday.
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Re: Army Worms

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:15 am

Don't have enough green to worry about army worms yet. There are no shortage of grasshoppers though and they can be just as bad. :x
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Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:16 am

M-5 wrote:They have been exceptionally bad this year. I have sprayed 3 times already. We check for them daily.

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That's an awfully cute army worm! My little girl is 16 now, it was just yesterday that she was that big. :(
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Re: Army Worms

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 pm

Army worms have eaten one of my hayfields completely up. But I got my third cutting the first week of August so I quit spraying bc I don’t need or want any more hay this year. Wish I had a barn I would store some for hard times.

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Postby 5S Cattle » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:30 pm

What type of grass is that?
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Re: Army Worms

Postby M-5 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:37 pm

5S Cattle wrote:What type of grass is that?

Tif 85 Bermuda
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Re: Army Worms

Postby 5S Cattle » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:15 pm

M-5 wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:What type of grass is that?

Tif 85 Bermuda

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Re: Army Worms

Postby callmefence » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:11 pm

M-5 wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:What type of grass is that?

Tif 85 Bermuda
WOW ...I would never have guessed that to be Bermuda.
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Postby Dusty Britches » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:45 am

So I knew I wouldn't look long to see a post on army worms.

After 3 months of no rain, we finally got 2-3" and sure enough, those boogers showed up last weekend. I'm at a delimna. I was planning to spray a more expensive insecticide that has residual when they showed up, but now they are here and cooler weather is coming I'm wondering if I should just go with a contact insecticide that is cheaper.

I want to plant oats and rye in a few weeks, too.
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Re: Army Worms

Postby 1982vett » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:58 am

Coin toss....damd if you do, damd if you don’t.
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Re: Army Worms

Postby M-5 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 am

Dusty Britches wrote:So I knew I wouldn't look long to see a post on army worms.

After 3 months of no rain, we finally got 2-3" and sure enough, those boogers showed up last weekend. I'm at a delimna. I was planning to spray a more expensive insecticide that has residual when they showed up, but now they are here and cooler weather is coming I'm wondering if I should just go with a contact insecticide that is cheaper.

I want to plant oats and rye in a few weeks, too.


I have heard of people putting 1gal on bleach 32oz of lemon joy to 100 gallons of water . 20gal water per acre., Its supposed to kill on contact . I would say that it would buy you a few days until the next hatch .
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