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Authored by Mike Goatley Jr. Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist; Tom Kuhar, Professor and Entomologist, Alejandro Del Pozo, Assistant Professor and Entomologist, Virginia Tech

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The appearance of the fall armyworm is one of the most predictable insect pests of Virginia home lawns. When present in large numbers, the larvae can rapidly thin lawns by feeding on the turfgrass foliage. This publication details where fall armyworms come from, where to find and identify them, and how to control this important insect pest.

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Publication Date

August 31, 2021