Insect Alert For

Corn Rootworm

Risk Level:
High Risk Level
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

High corn rootworm hatch risks are likely to spread north over the next week as temperatures generally remain at or above average with only scattered rainfall possible. Soil temperatures will continue to respond with accumulated heat units increasing at a faster rate, potentially leading to additional areas further north seeing their first corn rootworm larvae hatches in the next week. High corn rootworm hatch risks are predicted from Kansas into eastern Nebraska, much of Iowa and Illinois, the remainder of northern Indiana, far southern lower Michigan, and across a good portion of Ohio. With recent hot temperatures especially in portions of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and northwest Iowa, initial corn rootworm hatch risks have been introduced to the forecast early next week in those areas. Growers in or near these geographies are encouraged to begin (or continue) scouting efforts especially where corn rootworms have historically been a problem and also where soil moisture/conditions are favorable for hatches to occur.