Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

An active weather pattern is predicted over the next week with a couple of cold fronts of interest – one at the start of the period and the other late in the weekend or early next week. The first front should cross into the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing region into tomorrow, but will retreat north rather quickly as a brief heat dome encompasses a good portion of the corn-growing region late this week and into the weekend. Low migration risks are predicted mainly east of I-55 tonight into tomorrow. Low risks then focus back west of the Mississippi River tomorrow night into Friday as the next weather system and southerly winds re-organize in the Plains states. Low risks then cover a large portion of the corn-growing region by the weekend, and a Moderate risk is not out of the question by late in the weekend into early next week as the next stronger front drops southeast, we just need a little more confidence on timing/location before a risk is issued.