Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Black cutworm migration risks will be in the forecast for the next couple nights as a low pressure somewhat slowly meanders through the Plains states before getting a kick off to the east, and largely dissipating, by the end of the weekend and into early next week. With high pressure in the eastern United States, a rather broad area of south to southeasterly winds are likely, and some isolated moth flights may occur in a generally weak wind flow regime. Low risks are predicted tonight into tomorrow from eastern Kansas and far eastern Nebraska as far east as western Ohio and Kentucky, and as far north as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and southern lower Michigan. A somewhat narrow corridor of Low risk remains in the forecast tomorrow night into Saturday as southerly winds remain in place from Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky north into Iowa, southeast Minnesota, southern Wisconsin, northern/central Illinois, and Indiana. Once later in the weekend and early next week comes, however, northwest flow is expected and little to no risk of migration is predicted.