Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm risks return to the forecast by Sunday night and continue into at least early next week in advance of a strong low pressure system that should develop across the western Plains states by this weekend. Southerly winds are expected to increase initially mainly west of the Mississippi River by Sunday as high pressure drifts off to the southeastern United States. Low migration risks especially from source regions in Texas and Oklahoma are in place mainly west of the Mississippi River Sunday night into Monday morning. The Low risk area then expands east into the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing region by Monday night into Tuesday as a cold front begins to sink southeast. There is still some uncertainty in the speed of the front, but an increase in the risk level is likely for early next week potentially as early as tomorrow’s forecast given the expected wind speeds out of this system.