Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

An active weather pattern is predicted to remain in place especially across the central and southern corn-growing region into the upcoming weekend. The result may be isolated corn earworm moth flights especially along and south of I-80 mainly west of the Mississippi River by Friday night into Saturday morning as the next low pressure system emerges into the Plains states. This low pressure cell is not expected to be as strong as the one that was in the Plains states yesterday, but it should still be able to produce some south to southwest winds that may lead to isolated moth flights from active mid-south source regions. As this low pressure moves east during the weekend, the Low risk will shift east with it into the Missisippi River valley by Saturday night and into the eastern Midwest by Sunday night. Growers especially along and south of I-80 should continue to monitor traps for the next week as a potential scattered moth flight may have occurred from eastern Kansas as far east as Indiana last night and this morning.