More bugs could pop up in Missouri this year. State entomologist Wayne Bailey says the mild winter allowed more insects than normal to survive. Bailey says the pests could hit farm fields and urban lawns equally this year. Bailey says farmers should check for insect damage, possibly twice a week, during the spring and summer. Last year, Missouri struggled through an infestation of armyworms chewing up hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Bronze cutworms could be a problem for lawns this year, especially in Northwest Missouri.
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