Arriving on neighbouring farmland just north of Narrawilly Farm in mid-March, it's taken these armyworm caterpillars less than three weeks to eat through that cropland before heading for the sweetest and best part of the sorghum plants growing in Rob's paddocks.
Armyworm have 3 week life cycles which means we're expecting the next wave of pests to devastate the remaining crops round about now.
Sorghum (some undamaged plants shown above) had been planted after the floodwaters subsided on Narrawilly's burnt paddocks as fast feed for winter. Now, once more, Rob will have to source and pay for feed from beyond the farm to keep the herds fed, productive and healthy.
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