Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks return to the Plains and western corn-growing region by Saturday night into Sunday morning as the next weather system begins to develop across the Plains states. Southerly winds to the east of a deepening low pressure system may result in some isolated moth flights from source regions in Texas and Oklahoma north into Kansas, Nebraska, southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, western Iowa, and Missouri. As a cold front begins to shift southeast by Sunday into Monday, the corresponding black cutworm risk shifts east. The primary focus by next Sunday night into Monday morning is along and east of I-35 and east into the I-75 corridor, or from Missouri and Iowa east into western Ohio and Kentucky. Prospects for flights are higher Sunday night into Monday, but Low risks are being maintained for the time being due to forecast uncertainty at this time distance.