Fall armyworms in lawns are a concern on the Northern Neck this year. “Scout” your lawn for brown spots and patches. Fall armyworms will be clearly visible. They can severely damage or destroy a lawn in a few days so early detection

 and treatment are essential.
Fall armyworms do not eat the stolons and rhizomes of warm season grasses, such as Bermuda grass and zoysia. Therefore, warm season grasses have a better chance of recovery.
Cool season grasses, such as fescue, bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass, are not as resistant to fall armyworm damage. Damaged portions of cool season lawns may require reseeding or resodding.

Contact your local Extension Master Gardener Unit or Cooperative Extension office if you need assistance.
Click the link below for information from the NC State Extension.

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