Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Army Worms

During the Club Championship tournament today we were alerted by a golfer that they had noticed some worms on the #1 green at White Wing. We went out to investigate and found some Army worms in that area. We started inspecting the other areas of the golf course and found that we have a very large amount of them in the roughs and tee surrounds. We have ordered the appropriate insecticide and will be making an application to take them out quickly before they do any further damage. If you or any of your playing partners ever notice anything like this please feel free to bring it to our attention, we greatly appreciate the extra set of eyes.

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is part of the order of Lepidoptera and is the larval (see caterpillar) life stage of a fall armyworm moth. It is regarded as a pest and can wreak havoc with crops if left to multiply. Its name is derived from its feeding habits. They will eat everything in an area, and once the food supply is exhausted, the entire "army" will move to the next available food source.