Cornell Cooperative Extension of Northern New York’s Regional Field Crops Specialist Dr. Paul R. Peterson has provided the region’s farmers with an update on the army of worms devastating field crops in Northern New York. Click here to read more about how to cope with armyworms, where to find informational resources, and how to contact Peterson.
Peterson comes to Northern NY from his role as the University of Minnesota Extension Forage Agronomist based in St. Paul, MN. Forage management, particularly helping NNY farmers improve forage-legume persistence in the face of drainage and snout beetle challenges, grass-forage options and utilization grazing are particular interest areas for Peterson.
Armyworms have been identified in crops in Northern New York. Find resources from the Cornell University New York State Integrated Pest Management Program online.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York have posted an Armyworm Alert!, a listing of the insecticides registered in New York state for true armyworm, and information on the special local need label for Intrepid 2F.
Information on armyworm as a pest of field corn is available from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Entomology Department.