Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

The active weather pattern is predicted to continue across the corn-growing region as we head into the holiday weekend and also right into next week. As one system weakens and departs to the east, another will be developing right on its heels in the Plains states. Southerly winds in advance of this system may allow for some isolated black cutworm moth flights mainly west of Lake Michigan tomorrow night into Sunday, and then across a large portion of the corn-growing region especially from the Missouri River and points east late in the weekend and right into next week. Eventually, a cold front is expected to move through by mid-week and end the migration risk. Any flights from this system should be of most concern for those crops just planted or yet to be planted as any new generations from upcoming flights will not appear until most likely at least mid-June.