Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Warmer than average temperatures on increasing southerly winds may lead to some isolated and potentially scattered black cutworm moth flights especially mid to late week across portions of the corn-growing region. Low risks enter the forecast tomorrow night into Wednesday mainly west of Lake Michigan and then expand east into the Great Lakes region and Indiana by late week and into the first part of next weekend. Depending on how a potential low pressure system organizes late week, a risk upgrade may eventually be needed but otherwise, primarily isolated flights are expected from the Plains states east into the southern Great Lakes region this week. Growers should be advised that black cutworm flights have likely already occurred this spring and with planting expected to really get going in many areas this week, regular scouting will be important this year given the potential for so many flights in February and March as well as early April.