Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A persistent southwest to northeast weather pattern is expected to continue into the middle of next week before breaking down. As a result, southerly to southwesterly winds are expected to continue to blow north into portions of the corn-growing area in the next week. Low risks primarily for isolated moth flights are predicted each day and are focused tonight into tomorrow morning mainly in fields south of US 14 from southern South Dakota east into Michigan and points to the south as a weak cool front moves from north to south especially across the Great Lakes region. The risk area focuses back across Kansas and Nebraska tomorrow night into Sunday morning, but then expands further north and east late in the weekend and into early next week ahead of a strong cold front. Farmers with late planted fields, fresh market growers, and processors should monitor their fields closely over the next week as continued isolated moth flights will remain possible.