Western bean cutworms are being trapped again throughout Iowa in 2005. A network of pheromone traps have been placed throughout the state to assist in scouting efforts for this pest. Iowa State University Extension is cooperating with a number of individuals, including Pioneer Hi-Bred agronomists, in the operation of these traps. Most traps are now in place and results are being posted at www.ent.iastate.edu/trap/westernbeancutworm. Trap data cannot be used to predict which fields should be sprayed, rather they can indicate those areas that have significant moth flights and where fields should be scouted.
Rice, Marlin E.; Pilcher, Carol; and Pope, Rich, "Western bean cutworms— Trap catches and scouting" (2005). Integrated Crop Management News. 2392.
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