A pest alert has been issued for armyworms and cutworms in Willamette Valley grass seed crops. An alert was also issued last year for these pests.
The alert provides additional information for grass seed producers and can be accessed through the link below:
OSU Seed Crop Pest Alert July 2017
OSU’s extension team in seed crops has issued an alert regarding an emerging pest in Willamette Valley grass seed crops. A new publication addresses true armyworms and potential control measures.
The publication can be found at the link below:
Pest Alert: True Armyworms
Seed growers are reporting winter cutworm in Willamette Valley seed fields this fall and early winter. The extent and severity of this pest in fields is unknown at this time as is the potential for future seed yield loss. A new OSU Extension publication addresses the pest and problems it may cause. The publication can be found at the link below:
Winter Cutworm: A New Pest Threat in Oregon