Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

The corn-growing region weather pattern is likely to become even more active in the next few days and will likely stay that way into next week, as well. Black cutworm migration risks, as a result, will return to the forecast as early as tomorrow night into Sunday morning especially across the eastern corn-growing region from far eastern Illinois into Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky as a compact yet rather potent low pressure system moves right through the heart of the corn-growing region in Iowa and Illinois. A quick burst of south to southwest winds may lead to some isolated moth flights into this region. Looking further ahead to next week, chances become more widespread ahead of yet another potentially strong low pressure system and attendant but slower-moving cold front at that time. Low risks are currently in place from Kansas, Missouri, and Kentucky as far north as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even into southern parts of lower Michigan. A forecast update will come Monday once confidence in front position/strength is better known.