Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Moderate Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

The well-advertised strong storm system is moving through the western and central corn-growing region at this time, with a cold front beginning to push into the Missouri and Mississippi River valleys. Rather strong southerly winds east of this front and also south of a warm front to the north may lead to some scattered black cutworm moth flights later today into tomorrow morning especially across the eastern corn-growing region from Kentucky north into Indiana, Ohio, lower Michigan, and into southern Ontario, Canada, where a Moderate migration risk is in place. Low risks extend as far east as the Appalachian Mountains. While there is no immediate threat to crops at this time, this moth flight may lead to generations that develop once corn emerges next month. Little to no additional risks are in the forecast into early next week at this time once this system pushes east later tomorrow.