Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks will be on the increase especially across the central and eastern portions of the corn-growing region as we head into the weekend and early next week. Low pressure is expected to organize in the Plains states and eventually move northeast into the Great Lakes and Canada by next week, and a cold front is likely to advance east with the low by late in the weekend and early next week. Low migration risks will focus east of the cold front from eastern Kansas into Nebraska and as far east as western Indiana and Kentucky and north into southern Minnesota and Wisconsin tomorrow night into Saturday. Low risks then shift east, mainly east of the I-35 corridor from eastern Kansas into Missouri, Iowa, and southeast Minnesota, east into the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing region by early next week. Growers are encouraged to continue scouting efforts especially where planting and emergence is occurring, and also to monitor traps as new flights may be possible in some areas in the next week.