Insect Alert For

Western Bean Cutworm

Risk Level:
Moderate Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Moderate western bean cutworm risks remain especially in the northern portion of lower Michigan and east into southern Ontario and southwest Quebec, Canada. Low risks for some remaining concerns especially in the next week or so are present in Nebraska, central Wisconsin, and further south into lower Michigan and southern Ontario, Canada where the annual moth flight is now subsiding but where lingering moth presence and where larvae may still be causing damage. Growers located in or near the Moderate risk area are especially encouraged to monitor traps and scout fields regularly until either the flight subsides and/or the crop moves past critical growth stages. Elsewhere, where the flight has already subsided, continue to scout fields for larvae presence especially in the next week or so or until the crop is past a stage where damage will occur.