Pest Management - 1
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed May 2, 2012 09:36 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Consider the constant splat of moths on the windshield this spring to be an early warning. The mild winter and record-breaking March temperatures have also kick-started pest concerns.

Entomologists have already reported significant captures of black cutworm moths in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Southern growers were reporting damage from brown stink bug in seedling corn in early April. True armyworm moths emerged early in southern states and migrated north ahead of schedule. Missouri corn growers were experiencing problems in late April -- a month ahead of when they normally appear.

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