Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Low black cutworm migration risks remain in the forecast on a nightly basis through mid-next week as an active, southwest flow dominated weather pattern remains locked in across the corn-growing region. Despite it being late May, migration risks are still in the forecast due to late planting/emergence and concerns that flights even at this point in the month of May could still result in problems well into June. Low risks are in the forecast tonight into tomorrow from Kansas and Missouri northeast into lower Michigan, with a focus slightly further south/east tomorrow night into Sunday morning as a cold front edges further to the south. The migration focus then returns to the Plains states by late in the weekend and early next week ahead of the next developing storm system, with the risk then spreading east early next week as another cold front takes aim on the corn-growing region. Continued scouting in newly-emerged fields and trap monitoring elsewhere are encouraged all across the corn-growing region!