Fall Armyworm, True Armyworm and Others

I was sent a message today from Deb Campbell of Syngenta Seeds, that they are finding fall armyworm in corn in Grey, Perth, Oxford, Huron and Simcoe counties.  Infestations are low and the larvae are small but it is something to keep an eye on.  There could be fields with heavier infestations. Also, both Michigan […]

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Grass Sawflies Clipping Heads in Wheat Too

There have been a number of reports of heads being clipped in wheat.  Some of it can be blamed on armyworm, but some cases (at least in Rodney) have been due to larvae known as grass sawflies.  These larvae are green to green-yellow in colour with a yellow brown head.  They look like caterpillars but […]

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Armyworm Alert – SCOUT SCOUT SCOUT

I have heard reports now from a few different locations of both wheat heads being clipped and leaf feeding taking place in corn in southwestern Ontario.  This is a good sign that true armyworm is present. Both wheat and corn fields need to be scouted to determine if armyworm is present.  Here is an article […]

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