Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A weak cold front is expected to push southeast through the heart of the corn-growing region, potentially reaching somewhere between I-70 and I-80 by tomorrow morning. A corridor of somewhat weak southwest to southerly winds is anticipated east of this front, and some scattered precipitation may serve as a drop zone region along the front, as well. Given crop stage for both fresh market/produce and field crops, a Low risk is warranted despite the somewhat weaker wind flow expected. The Low risk area extends from Kansas, Missouri, and Kentucky as far north as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and lower Michigan, and as far east as western Ohio. Once this front moves past, any migration risk is expected to be much more limited to none as northwest flow increases especially after mid-week.