Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A favorable environment for an early season, mainly isolated corn earworm moth flight, is in store over the holiday weekend and into early next week. Corn earworm moth populations continue to build in the mid-south region of the country, and some of these moths may fly north this weekend on persistent southwest winds and increasing temperatures. Host plants in the source region, however, are at a favorable if not even more attractive growth stage at this point, so widespread flights are not likely. Nonetheless, some corn earworm moths could make it up to the I-80 or even I-90 corridors this weekend especially along and east of I-35. Fresh market, garden, and produce growers should monitor plantings for potentially some new moths in the next week especially if you are along/east of I-35 and generally south of I-90.