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Across the Northeast, Midwest, South, and Southwest United States, homeowners are watching with horror as their lawns turn from green to brown, sometimes in less than 48 hours, and wondering, “What happened this year—and how did it happen so fast?”

The culprit: the fall armyworm.


Scott D. Stewart, a professor of entomology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and director of West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, recently explained for The Conversation what these annual invaders are and how to help control them. Read the full article on The Conversation.

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