Insect Alert For

Corn Earworm

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

The weather pattern looks to turn more active across a good portion of the corn-growing region over the next week or so. The result will be at least the chance for some isolated corn earworm moth flights into the remaining processing and fresh-market fields especially in the northern reaches of the corn-growing region but also in a few areas further south. Low risks are in the forecast tomorrow night into Friday morning from far northern Kansas and Missouri north into especially Minnesota and western Wisconsin as a cold front organizes in the Plains and southerly winds increase to the east of the front. The Low risk area shifts east to Lake Michigan and the I-57 corridor in eastern Illinois Friday night into Saturday, and then finally into lower Michigan and northern Indiana for Saturday night into Sunday morning. Growers with crops still at susceptible stages should continue monitoring traps and scout fields until those crops advance in growth.