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Michigan: Be on the Lookout for Fall Armyworm

August 26, 2016

Migrating from Southern states, fall armyworm has been found in Michigan sweet corn. Often sneaking by as growers focus on corn earworm, fall armyworm can be devastating to sweet corn fields.

Michigan State University Extension outlines tips to manage fall armyworm:

  • Scout for fall armyworm on the leaf whorl and developing tassel
  • Use pheromone lures and green bucket traps to monitor moth populations, if fields have a history of this pest
  • Utilize treatments if moths are being caught in traps or larval damage is present

For fall armyworm control, Syngenta recommends an insecticide such as Besiege®. Besiege provides excellent knockdown and long-lasting residual of the most difficult-to-control lepidopteran pests and other economically important pests. Its convenient premix formula contains two active ingredients with complementary modes of action for dual protection against key insect pests.

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©2016 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Besiege is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Besiege is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops and weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift onto blooming plants while bees are foraging adjacent to the treatment area. Besiege® and the Syngenta logo are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

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