Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

Risk Level:
No Risk
Affected Area:
No risk Full page
Alert Details

Corn earworm migration risks return to the extended portion of the forecast next week as the weather pattern looks to potentially become more active and progressive in comparison to the rather stagnant pattern so far this month. South to southwest winds may bring corn earworm moths north as far as North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin by mid-week next week as low pressure develops in the Plains and high pressure shifts to the east. Fields as far east as the Mississippi River may see corn earworm moths, as well. Growers are advised that host plants and conditions are not as favorable for corn earworms across the mid-south and even into the southern corn-growing region now, so the next opportunity the weather allows for northward migration, they will likely take it and we will be increasing our risk probabilities, as well. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for the potential of additional/increased migration risks.