September 4 – A grasshopper in the region hits the Clark-Shawne District School District football field and forces him to play tonight’s game on the opposition field.
Superintendent Brian Kuhn said he was injured on August 24.
On August 25, our lawn vendor came out and confirmed the presence of army worms and received treatment that day. The treatment was successful because there were no more brown spots. However, the lawn mower advises us to stay away from the field. It will take a few weeks for the affected areas to heal and recover, ”Kun said.
False army caterpillars, in fact, return to the grasslands every year to eat.
She says there are common worms in Ohio every year in late summer and early autumn and they are usually a problem with new wheat fields, grazing and golf courses.
Kun said the school expects the Clark-Shane games to continue with the next home game on September 17.
Fallen Army worms originate in South America and are commonly found in southern states, says Corl Bennett. Anthropologists point out that the pests have recently moved into the area.
“When they fall to the ground, they look for places around the lawn to lay their eggs,” he said. “If you sow new grass, that is perfect (for them).”
According to Corl-Bennett, army worms lay their eggs in large numbers, so many caterpillars emerge at the same time as they hatch. In the last three to four weeks, worms have not been seen until last week or so.
She said the easiest way to check for the presence of grasshoppers is to take a gallon of water, mix it with a tablespoon of soap, and pour it over the brown spots on the grass. If the worms are present, a mixture of soap will bring them up.
The worms can be removed by pesticides in the grasslands listed on the label, and details such as bifterinine, beta-cyclosporine, lamda or gamma-silolotrin, permethrin, delmetamine or other pyrethroids such as spices, Coral-Bennett said.
He said that fallen army worms do not kill grass because they do not eat grass crowns. However, exposure to hot sun and drying winds will complete the lawn, says Coral Bennett. Moisten the crowns continuously and they will begin to grow. The weather is a little cold because it helps to refresh.