This is the time of year when calls about black cutworm (BCW) scouting dates start to roll in, especially when Corn Belt states to the east have reported high moth numbers in traps. Despite what is being observed in states to the east (Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana), there have been relatively few captures in Iowa. Minnesota has also reported few captures this year, so Iowa is not the only state avoiding major moth flights so far in 2017.
Sisson, Adam and Hodgson, Erin, "Black Cutworm Monitoring 2017" (2017). Integrated Crop Management News. 2428.
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