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Rice farmers monitor fields for armyworm damage

Issue Date: July 22, 2020
By Kathy Coatney

Armyworms were rarely a problem in California rice until 2015, when treatments were needed for the first time after high numbers and heavy defoliation occurred across the Sacramento Valley. Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension rice farm advisor for Butte and Glenn counties, said armyworm pressure has varied each year since then.

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