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Old 09-09-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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Just a heads up, army worms have hit our pastures again after this rain. Only about 1/2Ē long right now.


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Old 09-09-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
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Weíve been hit bad the past 3-4 years. Waiting until the end of September to plant our food plots.


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Old 09-09-2018, 07:27 PM   #3
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are they any good for bait? maybe throw some in the freezer?
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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are they any good for bait? maybe throw some in the freezer?
I've tried them in my tank with no luck. Mostly red ear, green sunfish, pollywog catfish, and channel catfish. Not saying they won't work, may have just been off days. Won't hurt to drown them either way!

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Old 09-10-2018, 06:46 AM   #5
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I have already sprayed once back in the first of August. I used Lambda. I have been eyeballing the pastures everday since this rain started! I don't want to get pechanga'd like I did last year. It was bad.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:59 AM   #6
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I’ve sprayed twice this year and plan on getting them a 3rd. Sept-October is usually prime time
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:17 AM   #7
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One day nothing, the next 10000000000 of these bastages everywhere!

Glad I didn't plant just yet. As far as the yard I'm spraying now.

DO NOT PLANT IN EAST TX YET UF YOU HAVNT ALREADY!
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:23 AM   #8
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They hit me about 6 weeks ago in Wilson county. Sprayed and have vigilant since....
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:24 AM   #9
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Hit 8 acres overnight
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:23 AM   #10
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Wow, Antlers! That's thick!
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:01 AM   #11
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Just had a small horse pasture wiped out by army worms. My yard guy said he would not recommend treating where horses graze. Not sure if they will just move on or not?


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Old 09-17-2018, 11:06 AM   #12
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lambda can be grazed immediately.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:02 PM   #13
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I feel like Iím in a battle ship some days
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:26 PM   #14
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I feel like I’m in a battle ship some days
Same here. Once you get GPS and a Monitor you can control form the cab it will spoil you!

I even rigged up my fence row trailer sprayer with solenoid valves so i could switch sides on the fly. Sometimes you wonder why on earth we did it the hard way before.

We have been pretty lucky this year. We have had to spray twice but not all fields. Last time i sprayed i was putting out liquid fertilizer and so i just went ahead and mixed in tombstone so i would have some residual.

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:02 AM   #15
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I feel like Iím in a battle ship some days
Same here. I sprayed 80 acres of coastal, yesterday.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:29 AM   #16
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Got them in Northern Falls Co also .
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:39 AM   #17
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Sprayed Bifenthrin and it killed them overnight. My yard looked about as bad as Antlers.
My local feed store had 25% which is pretty strong.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:49 AM   #18
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As of this morning I believe every inch of Freestone County has been hammered by army worms over the last week and a half. Sum bucks are EVERYWHERE
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:59 AM   #19
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Sprayed Bifenthrin and it killed them overnight. My yard looked about as bad as Antlers.
My local feed store had 25% which is pretty strong.
4oz per acre will destroy them
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:03 AM   #20
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how soon after using lambda did anybody cut hay? Roberston co is covered with them
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You can cut anytime after. You can graze on it too
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:02 PM   #22
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This is a link to an article by TEXAS A&M on fall army worms

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/w...ay-pasture.pdf
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM   #23
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Holy hell

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Old 09-18-2018, 03:33 PM   #24
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^^^^
That is a bad infestation!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:04 PM   #25
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As of this morning I believe every inch of Freestone County has been hammered by army worms over the last week and a half. Sum bucks are EVERYWHERE
Ain't that the truth
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:33 AM   #26
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This is a link to an article by TEXAS A&M on fall army worms

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/w...ay-pasture.pdf
I am interpreting this to mean that if we treat an active infestation with a pesticide that has a 2 week + residual, we should have very good control.

I priced Prevathon and Lambda-Cy yesterday. Prevathon is about $12 per acre with a 2-3 week residual. Lambda-Cy is $3 per acre but is contact only - no residual. Last time I treated for fall army worms, I used Mustang Maxx, which I think has a residual because I only sprayed once. It also runs about $10-$12 per acre.

Lambda-Cy and Mustang Maxx are restricted use pesticides but Prevathon is not. Mustang Maxx also has a 4 hour re-entry interval, but the other 2 do not.
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I am interpreting this to mean that if we treat an active infestation with a pesticide that has a 2 week + residual, we should have very good control.

I priced Prevathon and Lambda-Cy yesterday. Prevathon is about $12 per acre with a 2-3 week residual. Lambda-Cy is $3 per acre but is contact only - no residual. Last time I treated for fall army worms, I used Mustang Maxx, which I think has a residual because I only sprayed once. It also runs about $10-$12 per acre.

Lambda-Cy and Mustang Maxx are restricted use pesticides but Prevathon is not. Mustang Maxx also has a 4 hour re-entry interval, but the other 2 do not.
Should.... BUT these everyday or ever other day 10 minute floods throw that out the window
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:11 PM   #28
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Best I can tell they are eating everything but the dove weed and broom weed
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:17 PM   #29
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I used Sevin - SL, got it from the coop. Had to use once last year in the pasture, and used on the front yard this year. Seems to work good and stops them quick. Also safe to use on a hay pasture that will be baled.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:11 PM   #30
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Question for the experts. Can these chemicals be applied effectively or safely with just a hand sprayer? I donít own any spraying equipment and the places that need treating are 1 acre or less. Big yard and a small horse pasture, and maybe a small food plot.


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Old 09-19-2018, 05:19 PM   #31
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Question for the experts. Can these chemicals be applied effectively or safely with just a hand sprayer? I donít own any spraying equipment and the places that need treating are 1 acre or less. Big yard and a small horse pasture, and maybe a small food plot.


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big yard you can use one of the sprayers that goes on water hose, just set the proportioner set correct
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Question for the experts. Can these chemicals be applied effectively or safely with just a hand sprayer? I donít own any spraying equipment and the places that need treating are 1 acre or less. Big yard and a small horse pasture, and maybe a small food plot.


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Yes, but will require 20-25 gallons of water per acre in most applications
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:07 PM   #33
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A customer of mine makes a chemical that is all natural (safe for people and livestock)that targets army worms and their larvae. https://www.agbitech.com/au/home.aspx

They have a location in Fort Worth.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:32 PM   #34
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Yes, but will require 20-25 gallons of water per acre in most applications


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Old 09-19-2018, 07:00 PM   #35
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So, when should I plant oats in Leon county?

Never had them eat my plots and always plant around October 1.

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So, when should I plant oats in Leon county?

Never had them eat my plots and always plant around October 1.

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If not joining an ag field with worms oct 1 should work. If secluded with no worms near by you could be ok. But Iíd monitor weekly at minimum
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:47 AM   #37
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Never had them eat my plots and always plant around October 1.

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I usually plant mine about the 10-12th of October and have had good luck.

I am covered up with army worms right now. Spent all day spraying yesterday.

I'd sure wait til cooler weather to plant anything right now.
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Question for the experts. Can these chemicals be applied effectively or safely with just a hand sprayer? I donít own any spraying equipment and the places that need treating are 1 acre or less. Big yard and a small horse pasture, and maybe a small food plot.


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ReclaimIT, BifenIT, etc. in a hose end sprayer should do a lot. There are tank mixing instructions on the bottle, too.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:21 AM   #39
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We usually plant 2nd week in October and have good luck , But I might play it safe and wait until the 3 week this yr . I'm gonna keep a watch on them and go from there .
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:23 AM   #40
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I wish they'd hit our pastures. Our cattle guy hasn't mowed in 2 years.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:28 AM   #41
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My yard is probably 75% gone. I saw them late last week but havent had time until this morning after work to put anything down. I put down some Sevin...hope it does work.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:42 AM   #42
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I sprayed yesterday. They hit us pretty hard in Collin County.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:44 AM   #43
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Just got home from checking my food plot. Little 1/3 acre I planted with clover at the beginning of sept right before the rain. Last week clover was thick and beautiful, this morning not a single clover leaf left. Worms everywhere.
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:31 AM   #44
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ReclaimIT, BifenIT, etc. in a hose end sprayer should do a lot. There are tank mixing instructions on the bottle, too.


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You can get all of those from the Co-op, too. They said they were getting a shipment today.
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:51 PM   #46
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Any reports on the army worm activity in Cisco? I planted my plots Labor Day weekend. No Ag fields nearby thankfully.


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Old 09-20-2018, 12:59 PM   #47
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I have them in Brock, not real close but...............
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:19 PM   #48
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They’ve prettt much killed my yard, had it looking awesome too!!
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:32 PM   #49
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They got me at the house in Spring Tx. right after the rain my yard was covered in them. Think we have it under control but will continue to treat.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:11 PM   #50
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You need to be checking your plots often right now. Everybody I've talked to has them.

They are as bad as I've ever seen them in Pilot Point.
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