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 as early as tomorrow night into Thursday morning from Kansas and Missouri north as far as southern Minnesota and east into Wisconsin and Illinois as southerly winds commence ahead of the next developing Plains low pressure system. The initial risk is in the Low category, but Moderate risks are now in the forecast from Thursday night into Sunday morning as the low pressure deepens and a cold front eventually moves through all of the corn-growing region. Moderate risks are initially found from eastern Nebraska and the eastern Dakotas east into Minnesota and Iowa Thursday night into Friday. By Friday night into Saturday morning, the Moderate risk shifts east and stretches from Iowa and southern Minnesota east into Wisconsin and Illinois. The Moderate risk then encompasses mainly the southern Great Lakes region from Illinois east into Indiana, Ohio, southern Michigan, and extreme southwest Ontario, Canada Saturday night into Sunday morning. Growers all across the corn-growing region should be on the alert for potential flights with this late-week system.