Monday

November 20, 2017

Not what we want to see in the ripening wheat but hopefully there is enough birds and spiders around to keep these armyworms in check.

10 comments:

  1. Army worms? It is a caterpillar. Research required. Well, that was interesting. They are caterpillars but don't turn into pretty moths or beautiful butterflies. General advice is don't use pesticides that may harm their natural predators unless the numbers become extreme.

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    1. Anymore than 1 armyworm/square metre then it is recommended to spray. Thankfully we don't have anywhere near that many. We loath to use pesticides & rely heavily on the natural predators.

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  2. The army worm is unwanted but he does make for an interesting character in your photo.
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  3. Destructive little guys hope they do not take over. Diane

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  4. Fingers crossed!
    Happy Australian National Farmer's day to you and all who work the land. Your hard work is appreciated.

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    1. Thank you Helen. That is so kind of you.

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  5. Some bird will enjoy getting to know him!

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  6. A meal for some other critter...hopefully soon.

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  7. How interesting! We also have army worms at times on the hay fields and pastures. They can wipe out a crop in no time! Isn't it amazing how much alike God's creation of the world is, even with thousands of miles apart!

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