Armyworms wreak havoc in St. Marys

Although the gypsy moth population did not turn out to be as much of a problem as predicted, another caterpillar has already begun to wreak havoc in Elk County.During Monday night's Elk County Conservation District Board of Directors' meeting, Toby Herzing of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reported receiving numerous calls from farmers worried about a little green and brown worm that was ravaging their hay fields.The Fall Armyworm is regarded as a pest that can destroy crops if left to multiply. Once the armyworm eats the food supply in an area, the entire "army" will move to the next available food source.