Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

As the weather pattern turns more active once we reach especially the weekend and into next week, black cutworm risks will be on the rise as well. Low risks are in the forecast across mainly Kansas and southern Nebraska tomorrow night into Saturday morning as a warm front sets up to the east of a low pressure system developing in the far western Plains states. Eventually, this low pressure should move to the northeast but likely not until next week sometime. As a result, Low migration risks are in the forecast right through next Tuesday morning but mainly across the southwest portion of the corn-growing region initially but eventually expanding and shifting into the central and eastern corn-growing region by early next week. An increased migration risk is likely at some point early next week but forecast confidence precludes a higher risk at this time. The most favored time period for an increased risk, however, would be in the Monday night/Tuesday time period from near the Mississippi River and points east.