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 ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
The Hunt for a Pest
Winterkill Woes
The Hessians Are Here
The Art of Planting - 6
Crop Tech Corner
The Art of Planting - 2
The Bt Battle