Lawn Armyworm is a damaging pest when in the larval life stage. The larvae are a soft bodied caterpillar with a dark coloured body up to 45mm long, and possess a white and yellow striped pattern along the length of their body.
- General Information
The female Lawn Armyworm can lay more than 1000 eggs in clusters within 10-14 days, pending temperature.The newly hatched armyworms stay together feeding on the same plant until it is devoured. Most active at night, they hide under the safety of grass during the day. They attack leaves, stems and seedheads. Infestations in turf usually extend outwards from gardens or higher cut turf as these plants are used as egg laying sites.
- Treating Solutions
For the control of African Black Beetle, Argentine Stem Weevil, Argentinian Scarab, Billbugs and other insect pests in turf.
For the control of Argentine Stem Weevil, Black Cutworm and Lawn Armyworm. Targets and destroys both adult and larvae, including the critical 3rd and 4th instars.
Tempo Xtra is registered to control 9 pests, including difficult insects to control such as Argentine Stem Weevil, and Couch Mite.
For the control of Argentine Stem Weevil larvae, multiple times throughout the spring/summer period. Can be applied from spring onwards for Scarab Beetle larvae, Billbug and caterpillars.
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