Western Bean Cutworm
In areas where western bean cutworms are usually present, the annual flight continues to increase and is expected to do so over the next few weeks. Moderate risks are in place across northern Kansas and southern Nebraska with Low risks surrounding the Moderate risk area in these same states as well as into northeast Colorado. Moderate risks are also in the forecast across far northern Indiana, northwest Ohio, southern lower Michigan, and into southern Ontario, Canada with Low risks further away from the usual areas where pressure is the highest in these same states and also into the Central Sands region of Wisconsin. Growers located in or near these risk areas should monitor traps but also scout fields vigilantly as the treatment window for this insect is pretty narrow.