(by Jared Hoyle, KSU Turfgrass Research and Extension)
Just yesterday I was out on an extension visit and came across more fall armyworm (FAW) damage. Pulled the turf back and found some small FAW. To get more information on what FAW look like, check out one of the latest blog posts about identification, cultural control, and a little bit about chemical controls for home owners.
With the amounts of sightings increasing I thought I would throw a list of chemical controls for turfgrass professionals for FAW.
FAW and all caterpillar pests are best controlled with insecticides when they are still small. When the caterpillars grow you will have to use a higher rate to achieve control.
|Active Ingredient||Trade Name||Additional Information|
|acephate||Orthene TTO 75WP, Orthene TTO 97 (golf course and sod farm only)|
|bifenthrin||Talstar GC Flowable||Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)|
|carbaryl||Sevin 80 WSP, Sevin SL|
|cyfluthrin||Tempo SC Ultra (landscape turf only) – RUP, Tempo 20 WP (Golf course only)|
|deltamethrin||DeltaGuard GC 5SC||RUP|
|halofenozide||Mach 2 2SC|
|lambda-cyhalothrin||Scimitar CS (landscape turf only||RUP|
|trichlorfon||Dylox 80 T&O|
Always remember to READ THE LABEL for the correct rate, turfgrass tolerance, and specific instructions before application!!!
***Mention of trade names or commercial products in this article is solely for identification purposes and does not imply recommendation or endorsement, nor is criticism implied of similar products not mentioned by Kansas State University.***
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