Be on the lookout for Fall Armyworms in turf!
In the last couple weeks, we have seen quite a few outbreaks of Armyworms in Turfgrass. Usually we see White Grubs this time of year in KC, but this year it is Armyworm. This pest can do tremendous damage to turf in a very limited amount of time, so if you start seeing brown spots in your lawn, take a closer look! A large population of Armyworms can turf a green lawn into a brown lawn in very short order, sometimes as little as 24 hours so act fast if you see a problem. There are multiple insecticides labeled for the control of this pest.