Scout Seedling Corn for Black Cutworm

The early intensive black cutworm flights into Indiana, 2nd week of April, have now received enough heat accumulation for larva to have developed to the cutting stage throughout the state. It is important to understand that black cutworm moths continue to arrive, and by one cooperator’s report who kept out his trap, they are still plentiful. This means that corn just planted, or yet to be planted, should be scouted in the seedling stage for damage from this pest. Happy Scouting!

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