Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Moderate Risk Level
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A cold front will continue to push east through especially the eastern corn-growing region later today into tomorrow morning. South to southwest winds originating from a favorable source region across the mid-south region of the country may lead to scattered black cutworm moth flights into especially eastern Indiana, Ohio, and southeast lower Michigan as well as southern Ontario, Canada overnight tonight. Low risks extend as far east as western New York and Pennsylvania, as well. A brief break in the black cutworm risk is then forecast for tomorrow night into Saturday morning, but another rather strong low pressure system is predicted to develop across the southern Plains and then move northeast into the heart of the corn-growing region this weekend. Precipitation is expected to be rather widespread and potentially heavy especially to the east of the low track, including both the central/eastern corn-growing region and the primary black cutworm source region, so only Low migration risks are predicted for areas generally east of the Mississippi River, and Missouri, from Saturday night into Sunday and then east of I-57 in far eastern Illinois Sunday night into Monday.