Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks return to the forecast late Saturday into Sunday as a new low pressure area develops in the Plains states. South to southwest winds are likely to expand east into the corn-growing region during this time, and isolated moth flights will be possible mainly west of I-75 Saturday night into Sunday morning. A more favorable setup for migration will be in place across the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing regions by Sunday night into Monday morning as a cold front pushes east. Moderate migration risks remain in place from I-55 in Illinois east into Ohio and as far north as southern lower Michigan. No additional risks are predicted after the front passes early next week, but growers located in or near the Moderate risk area should be prepared for the potential for scattered black cutworm flights late in the weekend and early next week.