Insect Alert For

Western Bean Cutworm

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Western bean cutworm development risks continue across portions of northwest and western Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southern/southeast Michigan especially this weekend and into early next week. The first western bean cutworm moths in this area were recently captured in Ohio within the last week, and additional moth appearances may occur within the next week as well in adjacent sections of Indiana and Michigan. While not posing a threat to crops at this time due to an unfavorable growth stage, growers should be on the alert for an earlier than average arrival of this insect especially in areas that had high captures last year.