Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Corn earworm migration risks return to the forecast early-mid next week as another relatively strong low pressure system develops in the Plains and eventually drags a cold front through much of the corn-growing region by mid-late next week. South to southwest winds ahead of this front may pose an isolated corn earworm migration risk into any remaining late-planted processing and fresh-market fields especially in northern Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Illinois on Sunday night into Monday morning and also Monday night into Tuesday morning. Additional fields in southwest lower Michigan may also see some isolated moth flights during this time. The risk does shift into the Great Lakes region by Tuesday night and Wednesday as the cold front pushes south, with greatest risk across eastern Wisconsin into lower Michigan and far southwest Ontario, Canada. Growers in these areas should continue to monitor traps and scout susceptible fields for signs of new moths in the week ahead.