Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
No risk Full page
Alert Details

A cold front will be moving through the corn-growing region over the weekend and into early next week. Out ahead of the front, however, a corridor of south to southwest winds, along with occasional organized areas of precipitation, are likely. With corn earworm moth populations present and building across the mid-south and southern states, and also some vegetable and fresh market crops nearing or in susceptible stages to damage now, Low corn earworm migration risks are in place especially from Kansas, Missouri, and southern Illinois north into Iowa, far southeast/eastern Nebraska, southern Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the remainder of Illinois beginning late Friday and continuing into Sunday. Additionally, as the front moves southeast, Low risks extend further east into lower Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio especially late in the weekend and early next week. Growers with crops at susceptible stages to damage should scout those crops in the week ahead as some new corn earworm migrants may appear.