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#2954489 - 09/23/12 08:57 PM army worms?
jjake40lb
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Registered: 11/16/09
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Found out this weekend army worms destroyed all of our foodplots
. Anyone else ever dealt with this problem? We plan on spraying to kill them and replant. Will they come back?

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#2960088 - 09/27/12 08:12 PM Re: army worms? [Re: jjake40lb]
jfarm65
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Yes, it is amazing the destruction they will do. I have seen them take lush green wheat fields to the dirt. You should be fine to replant after you spray. I think they have a 21 day life cycle.
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#2960277 - 09/27/12 11:23 PM Re: army worms? [Re: jfarm65]
southernhunter
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A guy that I work with told me about them, sounds like there bad this year
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#2960691 - 09/28/12 11:31 AM Re: army worms? [Re: southernhunter]
landman
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They have hit several farms, soybeans and milo in Montgomery and Stewart Counties this year
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#2960728 - 09/28/12 12:17 PM Re: army worms? [Re: landman]
woodsman87
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I used to work in turf management. Encountered a few in our yards over the years. I do not know about food plots and crops, but with bermuda grass it was really no different that scalping your yard with a mower. The bermuda would grow back. We sprayed them anyways though.
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