Pest Alert
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed May 28, 2014 03:52 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Entomologists in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri are urging grass, wheat and corn growers to keep an eye out for true armyworms near or in their fields.

Southern Missouri growers are seeing high populations in fescue fields, University of Missouri Extension Entomologist Wayne Bailey told DTN. The state was due for an infestation, he added. "Armyworms have about a four- to five-year cycle, and the last time we saw them in Missouri in really heavy numbers was 2010," he explained.

Armyworms have been spotted in wheat fields in southern Illinois and, in Indiana, entomologists noted that corn ...

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