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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri May 24, 2013 04:57 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The first alert for armyworm has been issued from the state of Missouri and growers across the Midwest are urged to begin scouting for the pest.

Wayne Bailey, University of Missouri entomologist, said in a news release Friday that most of the damage reports have come from the southwest corner of that state near Joplin and eastward. The pest has also been found in east central Missouri around Hermann and Montgomery City, according to Bailey.

Bailey said most of the damage to date has come in fescue fields, but wheat that is beginning to set heads ...

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