Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks return to the forecast by mid-week as yet another storm system moves through the corn-growing region. This particular system is not expected to be quite as strong as last week’s, but could still pose a risk for some isolated black cutworm moth flights into especially the central and eastern corn-growing region. Low risks are in place tomorrow night into Wednesday morning from eastern Kansas east into Missouri and Illinois and as far north as the I-80 corridor in Nebraska and Iowa. Low risks continue further east Wednesday night into Thursday as a cold front south of the parent low pressure system moves east, with the risk area focusing essentially east of the I-35 corridor from Missouri, Iowa, and far southeast Minnesota east into the Great Lakes region and eastern corn-growing region. No additional risks are predicted once this front moves through as northwest flow should envelop much of the corn-growing region into next weekend.