How to deal with armyworm

Symptoms

The appearance of chewed leaf edges on lawns, caterpillar faeces, and damage to certain plants and vegetables.

What does this mean for me/my plants?

The armyworm can eradicate entire crops of grains, and cripple a grain farm, or even wipe out an entire lawn.

Suggested Action

Watering lawn regularly, especially after mowing, will drive caterpillars to other lawns or crops. In extreme cases, spraying with a registered liquid insecticide will also work to eradicate armyworms. If using insecticide, spray early morning as bees are not active at this time. Visit your local GCA Garden Centre for advice!

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