Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A fairly active early-spring weather pattern is expected to affect much of the corn-growing region over the next week or so. A couple of weather systems may provide an opportunity for at least isolated to potentially scattered black cutworm moth flights in the next week, with the first system slated to pass through especially the central/southern reaches of the corn-growing region tomorrow into Thursday. Southerly winds originating along the Gulf Coast are likely ahead of a cold front during this time, and may bring a black cutworm migration risk as far north as the I-70/72 corridors in eastern Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and southern Indiana tomorrow night into Thursday morning before departing to the east. A potentially stronger system over the weekend may bring more widespread risks especially during the latter half of the weekend, and Low risks are in place as far north as Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan at that time. While there is no immediate threat to any crops/fields at this time, future generations that result from a potential flight now may appear after planting later this spring.