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Pest Alert: Black Cutworms
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed May 7, 2014 04:19 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Entomologists in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio are urging growers to be on alert for high black cutworm populations this spring.

"With the recent weather fronts moving through the upper Midwest, (black cutworm) trap catches increased dramatically in several areas over the past week," Purdue Integrated Pest Management Specialist John Obermeyer wrote in a university newsletter. "These types of catches signal that we may see some feeding activity this growing season."

Entomologists from the University of Missouri and Ohio State University also noted higher-than-normal moth populations this spring. The moths can lay eggs in any number of ...

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