Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Army Worm Invasion

I accused my husband of missing a spot in the newly sowed rye field. However, when that spot continued to grow we became quite concerned and decided to check it out. To our dismay, we have an infestation of army worms. Thousand of these horrible worms have taken over. They are eating our pasture at a very rapid rate. Literally up to 5 or more feet per night. I can barely sleep!

We will spray, however, rain is in the forecast for the next 3 days and we will have to wait for sunshine. grrr.... In the mean time they are munching away.
After doing a bit of research and making many phone calls I have been told that you can use BT and/or pyrethrins and they are considered organic and safe.

As you can see, what was once a lush pasture is quite barren now in just a matter of days. It is always something...

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