Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Moderate Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A rapidly-deepening low pressure system is expected to move northeast across the heart of the corn-growing region over the next 24-48 hours. South to southeast winds will increase throughout the day and into tonight especially across the southeastern half or so of the corn-growing region, and may pose a risk of scattered black cutworm moth flights especially along/south of the I-70 corridor in southeast Missouri, central/southern Illinois, much of Kentucky, Indiana, and western/central Ohio. Moderate risks are in place in these areas. Low risks extend as far west as Missouri and the Mississippi River near Iowa/Illinois, and north to the I-96 corridor in lower Michigan and into southern Ontario, Canada as well. Growers should be advised while there is no threat to crops at this point in the growing season, these early-season moth flights can establish new generations that appear once crops do emerge in the next month or two.