Pictures: Armyworms Destroy Alabama Farmland
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Many Alabama farmers are having serious problems this year from the fall armyworm. The worms are spreading through the state at a rapid rate, with some growers calling it the biggest armyworm outbreak in years.
The chronic pest is known for having a voracious appetite for hay, but it will also feed on soybeans, corn, and cotton among other crops. WHNT News 19 talked with Roland Coan, a hay farmer in Lawrence County about his experience this year.