Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

An active weather pattern is predicted to take hold across much of the Plains and corn-growing region in the next week. Several opportunities for black cutworm migration are in the forecast, and the possibility for more intense flights are in the forecast. Initially, as low pressure develops across the Plains and high pressure settles into the southeast United States, Low black cutworm migration risks are predicted across the Plains and western corn-growing region from Kansas and Missouri north into South Dakota and southern Minnesota tomorrow night into Sunday morning. A cold front will push southeast late Saturday into Sunday, and southwest winds are expected to increase ahead of this front along with precipitation. Moderate black cutworm risks are predicted Sunday night into Monday morning from Missouri and eastern Iowa into Illinois, Indiana, far western Ohio, and Kentucky. Low risks extend into eastern Ohio and Kentucky, as well. Low black cutworm risks are already back in the forecast across portions of Kansas and Missouri by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the next system enters the Plains. Growers located especially in the Moderate risk area should monitor traps and moth activity for signs of new moths as we move into next week.