Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Low pressure is expected to move from the central Plains states into the Great Lakes region over the next 48 hours or so. A cold front will trail south of the low and serve as the dividing line between southerly winds to the east and west/northwesterly winds to its west. Any black cutworm migration possibilities will lie in the southerly flow region east of the front but should remain isolated given expected wind speeds. Low migration risks are predicted from Missouri and Iowa as far east as western Ohio and southern lower Michigan and potentially as far north as southern Wisconsin tonight into tomorrow. Low risks continue east with the front tomorrow night into Thursday, mainly from central Missouri and east of the Mississippi River across the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing region. Little to no risk is predicted after Thursday, but growers should continue scouting and trapping efforts until the crop is past critical growth stages for this insect.