Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Moderate Risk Level
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A cold front will push southeast through the corn-growing region later today into tomorrow morning. To the east of the front, south to southwest winds are expected along with at least scattered areas of precipitation. As a result, a favorable pattern for black cutworm migration will be in place. Moderate risks for scattered moth flights, especially into portions of the eastern corn-growing region, are predicted for far southeast Missouri, southeast Illinois, Indiana, southern lower Michigan, western Ohio, and northern Kentucky. Low risks extend from Missouri, Illinois, and southeast Wisconsin east into southwest Ontario, Canada and eastern Ohio. No additional risks are predicted after midday tomorrow into early next week, but growers located in the Moderate risk area should monitor traps and observe if a significant moth flight occurred in the next few days.