Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

A return to a potentially more active and stormy weather pattern across at least a portion of the corn-growing region is predicted next week. The result may also be the potential for isolated corn earworm moth flights especially into the southern Midwest primarily in the early to middle portions of the week. Southerly winds are likely to develop out across the Plains states this weekend and spread east as high pressure moves into the southeastern United States. Low pressure should emerge in the Plains by early next week, and the resultant pressure gradient may support some gusty south to southwest winds especially in areas south of I-80 next week. Low migration risks are predicted for both Monday and Tuesday nights mainly across Kansas, Missouri, and southwest Illinois, but the overall threat to any crops is minimal, if any, especially given the present growth stage of crops within the risk area.