The black cutworm is an occasional pest of corn, yet it deserves our attention because of its potential for causing economic damage. First cutting was predicted to occur in southern Iowa during the May 15-16 weekend. Scouting of fields where corn plants have emerged will help determine the presence or absence of black cutworm injury.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Scout for cutworms in seedling corn" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2141.
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