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#6915808 - 10/10/17 03:28 PM Army Worms
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Are wearing out the wheat and oat fields around here. Sure glad I got mine in late and it's not up yet.
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#6915974 - 10/10/17 06:17 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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Farmer at my lease just drilled in the seed Saturday. Finished just as we got in stand.

Hope it comes up good before gunnseason. Probably won’t. But that’s ok, by mid November they will be all over it.

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#6916390 - 10/11/17 06:37 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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Rancher up the road called me yesterday and said he has them pretty bad, going to re-sow his wheat fields.
When I looked at my field Sunday am, it looked good. Hopefully this cold weather will knock them out.
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#6916567 - 10/11/17 09:11 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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That's the risk you run planting early. I'm not sure if the odds of getting them are even at 50/50. Seems to me like it's closer to 75/25 that you'll get them with early planting.
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#6916613 - 10/11/17 10:02 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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They are down here in my part of South Texas, the weather conditions are ideal for them. Saw them last week flushing ahead of me during my morning walk and then the notice appeared in our local paper. That article stated that 3 or more per square foot requires immediate treatment or it will be too late.

Still, haven't planted my plots but I have had them take food plots to bare earth.
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#6921608 - 10/15/17 07:57 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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In mills county bad. Wiped out our 6 acre field.

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#6921802 - 10/15/17 10:09 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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They have been spraying(by plane) here for the last week. They are tearing up everything around here. Bad news for sure!!!

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#6922019 - 10/16/17 07:54 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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They got my food plots last week. It was beautiful after 3 inches of slow rain. Now it's gone. Gonna have to start over. I've never had them before on my plots. I will heed everyone's warnings in the future mad

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#6922042 - 10/16/17 08:13 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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Gotta be bad down in S.Texas - my sister (she never seen them before) down in Harlingen reports TREES are being stripped of their foliage down there by these nasty critters . . . eek2

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#6922052 - 10/16/17 08:20 AM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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I'm hoping this cold weather knocks them back. 40 here this morning.
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#6922513 - 10/16/17 02:10 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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Question: Our 6 acre field got hammered by army worms the last week or so. How long should we wait to replant? We didnt have the field sprayed the guy who does it said it would have been pointless at that point. So how long do we wait?

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#6922522 - 10/16/17 02:15 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Txhunter65]
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Originally Posted By: Txhunter65
Question: Our 6 acre field got hammered by army worms the last week or so. How long should we wait to replant? We didnt have the field sprayed the guy who does it said it would have been pointless at that point. So how long do we wait?


I would just over seed via drill this week at 1/2 to 1/3 your original planting rate.

They didn't eat it all to death. So some will rebound back. It's hard to say when next freeze will be but once nights get under 40 degrees they move south quickly

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#6922535 - 10/16/17 02:28 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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we had them bad back in the 50's, dad made a home made spreader, mixed bait with bran and kept them from eating the wheat fields.
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#6922683 - 10/16/17 04:32 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: Stompy]
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Army worms won they destroyed both my oat plots 1 acre and 2acre plot!!!!! Will they somewhat bounce back I'm not doing all the work over again this year!!!

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#6922685 - 10/16/17 04:34 PM Re: Army Worms [Re: grunt0311]
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Originally Posted By: grunt0311
Army worms won they destroyed both my oat plots 1 acre and 2acre plot!!!!! Will they somewhat bounce back I'm not doing all the work over again this year!!!


Did you use a drill or spreader?

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