Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A low pressure system is expected to track through the corn-growing region this weekend and depart the area by early next week. A period of southerly winds is likely ahead of a cold front to the south of the low pressure area, and may provide a brief window of opportunity for some black cutworm moths to migrate north especially from Saturday into Sunday. Some moths may be able to fly as far north as the Great Lakes region, thus a Low risk is in place from eastern Kansas as far east as Ohio and also as far north as southeast Minnesota, Wisconsin, and lower Michigan. While there is no threat to crops at this time, these early-season flights may result in generations later on this spring that could impact newly-emerged corn. No additional threats are in the forecast at this time.