Minnesota Corn: Time to Start Scouting for Cutworms May 26, 2022

    🕔May 26, 2022
    To this point in 2022, migratory flights of black cutworm moths into Minnesota have been relatively light. However, from April 29 to May 1, significant captures (eight or more moths/two […]

    Corn Belt: Be on Alert for Black Cutworms – DTN May 20, 2021

    🕔May 20, 2021
    How much corn could a cutworm cut if a cutworm could cut corn? Growers across the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt will find out, as temperatures finally start climbing high […]

    Iowa Corn: Begin Scouting for Black Cutworm May 15, 2021

    🕔May 15, 2021
    Black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that arrives in Iowa with spring storms each year. It is sporadic and unpredictable, making it essential to scout to determine whether BCW […]

    Minnesota: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms May 6, 2021

    🕔May 6, 2021
    Black cutworm (BCW) moth arrivals into Minnesota increased during the week of April 24 to 30. Southerly wind flows from April 26 to 28 brought moths to southern Minnesota and […]

    Florida Corn, Soybeans: Springtime Means Cutworms – Scout Fields Now Apr 28, 2021

    🕔Apr 28, 2021
    Florida has several species of cutworms that can be problematic year to year in cropping systems, especially corn and soybeans. Larvae are capable of overwintering and surviving the winter here, […]

    Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Still Too Early For Black Cutworm May 15, 2020

    🕔May 15, 2020
    We have been impressed with the number of black cutworm moths captured by our pheromone trap cooperators. Though we are wary of the potential impact these larvae could have on […]

    Minnesota: Black Cutworms Arrive, Start Scheduling Scouting May 14, 2020

    🕔May 14, 2020
    Once again this spring, cooperators across Minnesota have been checking pheromone traps for black cutworm (BCW) moths migrating into the state from overwintering areas in the south. Last week, their […]

    Minnesota: Early Summer Crop Scouting Recommendations – Podcast Jul 2, 2019

    🕔Jul 2, 2019
    Our guests this week were Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) at Lamberton and […]

    Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019

    🕔Jun 20, 2019
    I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

    Plant 2019: Racing the Rain – Acres to Go Before Sleeping – DTN Jun 7, 2019

    🕔Jun 7, 2019
    Jeff Brown has taken to keeping changes of clothes in his tractor this spring. Home may only be 15 miles or so away as the crow flies, but most nights […]


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