Published: 7/28/2021


THE GILES COUNTY UT EXTENSION OFFICE IS WARNING LISTENERS OF A POTENTIAL FALL ARMY WORM OUTBREAK IN THE AREA. THE FALL ARMYWORM FLIGHT IS SEVERAL WEEKS EARLIER THAN NORMAL AND LARVAL INFESTATIONS HAVE BEEN UNUSUALLY HIGH, WITH CONTROL BY PESTICIDES BEING UNUSUALLY POOR. THOUGH THE OUTBREAK IS MOST AFFECTING WEST TENNESSEE, IT IS LIKELY THIS WILL CHANGE AS THE ARMYWORMS CONTINUE THEIR MARCH. MAJOR OUTBREAKS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN HAY  FIELDS, PASTURE, SOYBEANS FIELDS, AND EVEN LAWNS. FOR MORE INFO OR TO REPORT AN OUTBREAK, CONTACT THE GILES COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AT 931-363-3523.