Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

The weather pattern is expected to undergo some changes as we head into next week. The heat dome that has been affecting the southwestern United States is expected to expand northeast into at least a portion of the corn-growing region, and with this comes an increase in southerly winds and hotter temperatures. Corn earworm migration risks may also be on the increase in such a pattern, and Low migration risks have been introduced into the forecast for Tuesday-Wednesday next week mainly across the Mississippi River valley and southwestern Great Lakes region for the time being. Once confidence in the exact position of the storm track on the edge of the heat dome becomes better known by early next week, more focused risk areas will be issued at that time along with possible risk upgrades should conditions appear to warrant it. Growers are encouraged to continue scouting and monitoring efforts and prepare for potential new migrants in the coming weeks.