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Army Worms
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Amanda    Posted 08-27-2002 at 07:49:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Army Worms are all in our hay fields. Everything i read says they come in cool, wet weather, but our weather is hot and dry. We've sprayed the fields 2 times already. help!!!!;D

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lynn mitchell    Posted 10-10-2002 at 04:37:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Noticed army worms on saturday, this is wednesday, every blade of grass on my 30 acre farm is gone. Can't decide to spray or not, damage has already been done. This is Polk County, Georgia, and it appears to be rampant in this area. Talked to county agent and he said every call was about them.

Robin K Flynn    Posted 10-05-2002 at 20:02:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have just found the worms in our North Carolina yards. Please help with information to help get rid of these thing befor the turn our one acre lot in the dirt piles.

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barbra bobane    Posted 05-10-2006 at 10:54:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if u poor a mixture of ear wax and aunt jemima's maple syrup on them, they'll be gone in 2 dayz! it sound really strang but i know from experience that it works wonders! you'll be amazed as u watch the ear wax mixure eat away at those worms!
be amazed!
barbra bobane

henry humperdink    Posted 05-11-2006 at 10:36:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ur stuped...i bet u eat earwax for breakfast! oh burn....wut are u gonna do about it?!?! huh huh!

barbra bobane    Posted 05-11-2006 at 10:40:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i don't eat it for breakfast...but it does help if ur trying to loose weight.....i mean, it tastes aweful...but it really does help....i lost 3 pounds this week by just eating a healthy diet of earwax and cucumber curds.

tom rogers    Posted 10-08-2002 at 20:24:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
cool wet weather exasurbates the problem they feed on grass leaves and stems, but will leave the crown. use tempo to control pest and fertilize heavily to push new growth

Moya Saltzgaber    Posted 10-10-2002 at 17:13:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Near Charlotte, NC - just got invaded by thousands of these army worms. So far they're committing suicide in the swimming pool and I'm vacuuming them out by the bag full after they've drowned - having to vacuum every day, and removing about 3 full bags a day. Disgusting things and don't they smell! But at least they seem to have feasted on the crab grass that was going to seed - other stuff too, of course, though the woods don't seem to have suffered.
Naturally, I've got a white house and a white car and I'm getting those pesky flies, too.
Locally, people have said that liquid Sevin will control them but haven't tried that yet.
How long can I expect this invasion to last? Are there any chemicals that will kill them that won't harm my two dogs?
Now that they've found me, will they come back next year?
I'm brand new to gardening - I've got 3.3 acres and lots of wooded areas - and don't have a clue.
Any and all help will be much appreciated.

Mudcat49    Posted 08-27-2002 at 13:40:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amanda: when the weather is hot and dry the spray doesn't work as well by it's self. You need to put a good wetting agent in with your poision like LI-7000 etc and also check the Ph of the water you are using to mix with your spray. You need a netural Ph so sometimes you need to us a buffer as well.

Amanda    Posted 08-28-2002 at 08:06:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for your information. I'm sure it will help alot;).

TB    Posted 08-27-2002 at 12:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Amanda I done a web search and found this site that may help.

M.R.    Posted 08-27-2002 at 09:00:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
HI Amanda

I was just talking with a 82 year young neighbor day before yesterday. He said the way they used to control/stop them when he lived back there in his younger days, was to plow a single deep furrow around the fields & then turn the hogs out.

DeadCarp    Posted 08-27-2002 at 08:19:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Far as i know, the best plan is live with them until they go away. They have very few saving graces. We had them march thru about 50 years ago, they greased up the roads and cut a swath thru the trees. Luckily, they move on & leave mopup like after a fire.

General Noosance    Posted 08-27-2002 at 11:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmmm...Mebbee if you hollar "TEN-SHUN" and then swoop thru with the bush hog when they stand straight and tall...........

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