Insect Alert For

Western Bean Cutworm

Risk Level:
High Risk Level
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Western bean cutworm peak flight risks remain high across portions of the Great Lakes region and southern Canada the next five days. The area of most concern is across the eastern Great Lakes region into southern Canada where peak flight is the greatest right now. High risks remain in Wisconsin for the next couple days but are downgraded to Moderate risks by the end of the week and into next weekend. Otherwise, High risks are in place from central/eastern lower Michigan into northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania/New York, and Ontario, Canada through the next five days. Additionally, far southwest Quebec, Canada is included in the High risk area by the extended period. Moderate risks remain across much of the eastern Great Lakes region as well. Growers especially from Michigan and Ohio northeast into Canada and fields in the United States bordering Lake Huron, Erie, or Ontario are urged to monitor their fields for western bean cutworm moth activity and potential egg laying/new larvae in the next week or two.