Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks are in the forecast Wednesday night into Thursday morning primarily across northern Nebraska, South Dakota, southeast North Dakota, Minnesota, and northern Iowa as southerly flow increases ahead of a developing low pressure system and cold front. We may see some isolated moth flights into this area. Low risks continue in the forecast Thursday night into Friday morning primarily north of US 20 and west of Lake Michigan, or from Nebraska and eastern South Dakota east as far as Wisconsin as southerly winds expand to the east. Additional isolated moth flights will be possible at that time. With planting progress generally occurring later in this region, growers should monitor for potential new flights and eventual chances for cutting on newly-emerged corn over the next few weeks.