Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A cold front is expected to work its way southeast through the corn-growing region over the next few days. A corridor of more focused southerly winds from source regions in Texas is likely to blow north into at least the southwest portion of the corn-growing region later tonight into tomorrow. This wind corridor may lead to an isolated corn earworm moth flight into Kansas, far southern Nebraska, and western Missouri during this time. With some corn now tasseling in this region, growers should be on the alert for potential new moths. Otherwise, little to no risk is predicted at this time as much of the corn-growing region shifts into a northwest flow pattern by the weekend and into next week.