VIDEOS: Black Cutworm Arrival, Risk, And Management Considerations

When looking over the Black Cutworm Pheromone Trap Captures, you will notice that there have been some very busy traps! Again, we are so grateful to these volunteers throughout the state! They certainly keep us alert to this pest’s arrival and densities into the state. However, this is only a part of the story!

Because of this season’s late start, black cutworm become a greater threat to corn still to be planted, especially as weed control is continually delayed. The following videos address the many interacting variables that must converge before black cutworm is a significant risk to our corn crop. We hope these videos help make you more aware…happy scouting!

Black Cutworm: Midwest Arrival and Threat to Corn

 

Black Cutworm 2: High Risk Corn and Management Considerations

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