Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Another cold front is predicted to pass through the corn-growing region late this week. Ahead of the front, southwest winds along with precipitation just east of the front should allow an isolated corn earworm moth flight risk especially from northeast Kansas northeastward into Wisconsin and east into Illinois Wednesday night into Thursday. Low risks continue Thursday night into Friday morning mainly east of a line from Columbia, Missouri to north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the front continues east. How this front interacts with a developing tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is not entirely certain, but these tropical systems can bring moths north into the corn-growing region. With few crops at a susceptible stage of damage, however, only Low risks are in the forecast at this time. No additional risks are predicted beyond midday Friday as northwest flow and cooler temperatures return for the weekend.