Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

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A cold front will push southeast through the Mississippi River valley over the next 24-36 hours. Ahead of this front, south to southwest winds are expected to blow from source regions in southern Texas north and northeast into the mid-south region of the country. It is possible that some black cutworms may migrate with these winds, so Low risks are in place from eastern Texas and Louisiana north northeast into eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, western Tennessee, southeast Kansas, central and southern Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky. The area of greatest concern lies south of I-40 and especially in eastern Texas where corn is now emerging. Growers in these areas should monitor for cutworms in the weeks ahead.