Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks are not in the forecast until late in the weekend and next week when the next weather system develops in the Plains and moves northeast through the corn-growing region. Early indications suggest that this low pressure system could be rather potent, so the potential for gusty south to southwest winds will be present. As a result, Low black cutworm migration risks are already in the forecast initially across the southern United States from Texas north northeast into fields mainly west of the Mississippi River Sunday night into Monday morning. By Monday night and Tuesday morning, the risk expands north and east and reaches into the I-80 corridor in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana and points south. There are corn fields being planted especially from Kansas into Missouri and in other more isolated locations with emergence soon to follow, so growers in these earliest planted fields should monitor for cutworms in the next several weeks.