Significant numbers of black cutworm adults (moths) were captured in pheromone traps in Iowa on April 18-22, April 27-30, and again during May 7-12. Even though this insect is an occasional pest of seedling corn, it deserves our attention because of its potential for causing economic damage. Based upon these data, we can anticipate when the first cutting should occur.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Black cutworms, dingy cutworms, and predicted cutting dates" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1366.
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