Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

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

Low corn earworm migration risks are predicted beginning tomorrow night and continuing into next week as south to southwest winds increase and spread east ahead of a developing low pressure system and attendant cold front in the western Plains states. Low risks are initially found across the Plains states and western corn-growing region mainly west of US 65 tomorrow night into Sunday, with the risk area eventually expanding east to Lake Michigan and into the I-55 corridor into Illinois. Field corn is not at a susceptible stage to damage as of yet in the majority of the corn-growing region, but fresh market and garden growers with vegetables should scout those fields/plots as some corn earworm moths have been captured in the past week or so in some areas in the corn-growing region.