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Old 10-08-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Do army worms eat clover? They took care of the wheat but seams to be leaving the clover alone.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:49 PM   #2
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I don’t know. They destroyed my bermuda in my backyard but left my zoysia in the front alone. Maybe they are picky?
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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My experience they will eat anything
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
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They will eat anything but prefer the more tender plants. AKA oats, wheat, new growth bermuda grass and coastal, especially if it has been fertilized. Just my opinion. In enough numbers they will eat anything green. I've been fighting them for 45 to 50 years.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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Are they gone after first frost like skeeters and other bugs?? Waiting to plant because our place is so bad right now
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:34 PM   #6
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Frost usually takes them out. JMO. In Mills county we are between hatches. Lots of miller bugs and not many worms. They have about a 21 day cycle from worm to moths. Moths are white and about the size of your thumb nail. Should have worms again in about 7 days. This is all IMO. This is on my places in Mills county. Might be different where you are.

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:52 PM   #7
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Frost usually takes them out. JMO. In Mills county we are between hatches. Lots of miller bugs and not many worms. They have about a 21 day cycle from worm to moths. Moths are white and about the size of your thumb nail. Should have worms again in about 7 days. This is all IMO. This is on my places in Mills county. Might be different where you are.
My farmer said something similar. Small worms, to big worms, to larvae in ground, to the moth and back to square one all in 25-30 days. Lets hope cycle ends real soon
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:02 PM   #8
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Frost usually takes them out. JMO. In Mills county we are between hatches. Lots of miller bugs and not many worms. They have about a 21 day cycle from worm to moths. Moths are white and about the size of your thumb nail. Should have worms again in about 7 days. This is all IMO. This is on my places in Mills county. Might be different where you are.
Mark we are planting this weekend. Hopefully we're gonna be ok. Still had them in our fields this weekend.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:06 PM   #9
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We are going to plant 10/20 and keep fingers crossed.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:12 PM   #10
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They hit the little yard at my camphouse like they did in 2011, but they didn't hit my wheat then and I hope not now. Too much sweat equity to let worms eat it.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:57 PM   #11
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Our rancher planted Friday before the rain started. Said there was and has been a lot of conversation about this very subject.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:02 PM   #12
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Sprayed a couple hundred acres today, they are bad right now
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:03 PM   #13
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I hate them just when everything was starting to come in good.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:07 PM   #14
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Sprayed a couple hundred acres today, they are bad right now
What did you spray on them
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #15
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:20 PM   #16
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Thanks but I believe it’s to late
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:21 PM   #17
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Fields already turning brown and having bare spots.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:38 PM   #18
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Thanks but I believe itís to late
This is perfect weather for army worms.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:49 PM   #19
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Bosque County has them very bad, they cleaned up 6 acres of my plots last week. They ate everything except winter peas and the grain that had come up under pecan trees. But I assure you, they cleaned up every clover, oat, wheat, rape, chicory and elbow rye that was up, now dirt........

Oh well, 1 out of 22 years ain’t bad I guess.

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Old 10-09-2018, 08:08 AM   #20
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Bosque County has them very bad, they cleaned up 6 acres of my plots last week. They ate everything except winter peas and the grain that had come up under pecan trees. But I assure you, they cleaned up every clover, oat, wheat, rape, chicory and elbow rye that was up, now dirt........

Oh well, 1 out of 22 years ainít bad I guess.

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They got areas of my small plots in Navarro, Iím going to replant a couple areas
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:22 AM   #21
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They got areas of my small plots in Navarro, Iím going to replant a couple areas
Yes sir, I am planning on replanting a little later also, just have not decided if I am going to just replant oats and chicory or replant the same seed mixtures again.

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Old 10-09-2018, 08:42 AM   #22
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Planting this weekend. Had them in our hay field prior to this and we sprayed. Still some left. Will be spraying them with LAMBA again when they come back soon
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #23
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Yes sir, I am planning on replanting a little later also, just have not decided if I am going to just replant oats and chicory or replant the same seed mixtures again.

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I would like to find just clover, peas and oats mix. I way over did the turnips.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:18 AM   #24
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I would like to find just clover, peas and oats mix. I way over did the turnips.
Hands down the best clover mix (with a little extra) I have ever used......(But Army Worms love it too....ha)

As for as my pea plots go, for winter time I buy 50 pound bags of Australian Winter peas and plant them a couple inches deep.

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Old 10-09-2018, 10:21 AM   #25
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Our fields were planted Friday just before the rains, we are in Wilbarger Co, I think we will be clear of army worms by the time the wheat sprouts, now we have to worry about it all washing away, lots of rain since Friday.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:47 AM   #26
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Hands down the best clover mix (with a little extra) I have ever used......(But Army Worms love it too....ha)

As for as my pea plots go, for winter time I buy 50 pound bags of Australian Winter peas and plant them a couple inches deep.

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I've mixed the Buck Booster with the MBS Fall Deer plot mix the last 2 years. Great stuff.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #27
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Will this cool weather slow them down some? I planted this past weekend and wondering if I need to worry about spraying for worms. Haven't seen any in the pastures.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:50 PM   #28
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Will this cool weather slow them down some? I planted this past weekend and wondering if I need to worry about spraying for worms. Haven't seen any in the pastures.
Should be clear now. They love moisture and 80į temps. Highs I'm the 60įs from here on out so I would say we are in the clear and can start planting cover crops. I have seen less activity over the last week or so.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #29
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Will this cool weather slow them down some? I planted this past weekend and wondering if I need to worry about spraying for worms. Haven't seen any in the pastures.
I was wondering the same things. Had them and sprayed 3-4 weeks ago. We are still getting rain and I planted my plots on Saturday.

I am hoping the worms don't come back
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #30
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I heard a farmer tell me Bleach and Dawn Soap mixture will kill them. And another big farmer told me he uses LAMBA, but it has no residual life.

I heard they won't go away until a freeze, but I am here to ask someone who knows?
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:59 PM   #31
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Its army moth’s now every where I go
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:23 PM   #32
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They did not touch my clover either.
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