From Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension Entomologist
Friday, September 3, 2010
Economic levels of soybean loopers, fall armyworms (FAW) and velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) are as far north as Marion Junction in Dallas county and FAWs are occurring near Prattville in Autauga county. Soybean loopers, usually a southern latitude insect are occurring at all points within the state. Both VBC and FAW can be controlled with less expensive chemistry than can the loopers.