By Top Crop Manager
July 10, 2015 - Armyworms are present in noticeable levels in many areas of central Manitoba, according to the province's insect and disease update.
Armyworm larvae can be scouted for by counting the number of larvae per square foot on average. The majority of larvae will be on the ground during the day and often hidden under debris on the soil, under clumps of soil or in crack in soil, so scout the ground thoroughly. Many will curl up when disturbed. The colour of the larvae can sometimes vary considerably between individuals.