The recent widespread outbreak of fall armyworms that destroyed yards overnight has horticulturists scratching their heads.
Fall armyworms ravaged the state for almost two weeks, beginning the third week in August. One of the worst yearly outbreaks of the caterpillars quickly turned many yards from green to brown or white.
Daily Journal home and garden editor Ginna Parsons (6:17) joins Derek and Brad on today’s episode to discuss the unexpected outbreak and its impact on your lawn. Although experts say the widespread infestation is over, the grass-eating pests are not gone for good, and Ginna has information on how to treat your yard if you see them.
Ginna (10:37) also discusses today’s long-awaiting opening of chef David Leathers’s Forklift restaurant on West Jackson Street.
Also on today’s show, photographer Adam Robison (14:58) talks about his photo essay on Pontotoc Monument Company, where workers were busy making headstones and other monuments.
Brad (25:15) has the wackiest crime reports from last week. And Derek grills Brad on old movies Brad hasn’t seen.