Insect Alert For

Corn Rootworm

Risk Level:
High Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

High corn rootworm hatch risks are predicted in the next five days across eastern Missouri southwest into central, western, and eastern Illinois, western through central Indiana, and also in central Kansas. Growers should be advised that corn rootworm hatch dates and ultimate pressure will likely vary this year given heavy to excessive rainfall in many areas resulting in ponding and also highly varied plant dates. Fields that were planted earlier and are at a higher elevation or are well-tiled may be more attractive simply from a survival standpoint. Growers that were able to plant early and who are located in or near the hatch risk area are encouraged to dig up roots and determine if any corn rootworm larvae are present.