Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Early next week, an area of low pressure is likely to organize over the High Plains and move east southeast through the northern corn-growing region and Great Lakes. A cold front will trail south of this low, and will divide southerly winds to its east from northwest winds to its west. In recent days, this system has become stronger on longer-range data sources, so there is a better likelihood that there will be a period of some gusty south winds in advance of this system especially from Monday into Wednesday. Low black cutworm migration risks are predicted from Kansas and Nebraska east as far as western Ohio and as far north as the I-90 corridor in Minnesota and Wisconsin Monday night into Tuesday. The risk shifts east with the cold front Tuesday night into Wednesday, and mainly focuses east of the I-55 corridor in central Illinois. We will be monitoring this system over the weekend and will provide the latest information on Monday morning. Little to no additional risks are predicted during this forecast period.