Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Low corn earworm migration risks are back in the forecast by late this week and into next weekend as a potentially strong low pressure system develops in the northern Plains states and south to southwest winds increase to its east. Some isolated moth flights will be possible from source regions located from Texas into southern Kansas. Initially, Low risks are predicted generally along and west of I-35 Friday night into Saturday, and then as far east as southwest lower Michigan, western Indiana, and Illinois Saturday night into Sunday morning. Growers should be aware that these early-season flights are of less concern but higher moth flights this time of year can lead to more significant problems later in the summer with the second generation. Additionally, vegetable and fresh market growers should also monitor traps if any crops are at a susceptible stage of damage at this time.