Fall Armyworms – Browntop Millet

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I was out with Mr. Tommy Duran yesterday morning where we looked at fall armyworms in browntop millet. These caterpillars were sprayed the day before and are dying and looking sick. Colquitt County Ag Agent, Jeremy Kichler, has reported seeing armyworms the last few weeks. In general, millet is tolerant of whorl stage defoliation, according to UGA Extension Entomologist, Dr. David Buntin. However, we still want to treat when 50% of the whorls are infested. There was no question here with the amount of caterpillars and droppings seen down in the whorls.

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