Coming Soon: Cutworms
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Apr 22, 2015 04:33 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- A larger-than-usual number of black cutworm moths are riding the winds of April storm systems sweeping up through the Corn Belt from their overwintering homes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Entomologists are cautioning growers to keep a wary eye and not to assume traits will take care of the pest. Fields with heavy infestations of winter annual weeds are most at risk.

Corn growers should be on alert to check their emerging corn stands regularly starting in mid-May and apply insecticidal rescue treatments if necessary, Purdue University's Integrated Pest Management Specialist John Obermeyer told DTN. Some ...

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