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Corn Cutworm Watch
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri May 24, 2013 04:24 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Black cutworm moths have been arriving for the past month and entomologists warn that the surge of recent high temperatures will spur larval development. Delayed planting, coupled with significant egg laying in weedy fields combine to increase potential for significant cutworm damage this spring.

Adam Sisson, an Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management assistant, reported that growers in the southern part of Iowa might start to see black cutworm damage this week, based on actual and historical degree-day data accumulated from the dates of peak moth flights. He said peak flights for the southwestern corner of ...

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