Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

🕔May 15, 2019This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

Iowa Corn: Scouting for Black Cutworm in 2019

🕔May 15, 2019Black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that cuts and feeds on early vegetative-stage corn. Black cutworm moths arrive in Iowa and other northern states with spring storms each year. […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Pests Quiet, but Stay Vigilant

🕔Jun 1, 2018This time of year, when corn and soybeans are young and vulnerable, insect pest and slug populations can do their worst damage. Last season at this time, slug populations were […]

Illinois Corn: 4 Black Cutworm Management Considerations

🕔May 21, 2018With corn planting wrapping up throughout most of Illinois, the time has come to scout for cutworms. While several species of cutworms infest early season corn, black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon) […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Black Cutworm Moths, Slugs Becoming Active

🕔May 11, 2018Now that Spring has arrived in earnest, various pest species are active and they should be kept in mind. These pests include alfalfa weevil, timothy mites, cereal leaf beetle, black […]

Illinois: Black Cutworm Moth Flight Beginning

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soil temperatures and field activity are increasing along with moth migration from the south. Insect traps (figure 1) are out around the state and we’ve been capturing both true armyworm […]

Corn Insect Bt Technologies Offer Cost Effective, Proactive Protection

🕔Jun 22, 2017Farmers looking for ways to bolster profit margins, including reducing input costs, often think about planting non-Bt corn. But there are strong reasons not to cut Bt trait technology. Not only are Bt technologies […]

Pennsylvania: Invertebrate Pests Making Their Presence Known

🕔Jun 7, 2017This spring has been different and odd enough in many parts of Pennsylvania that folks are looking for a return to normal, whatever that means. Most calls and other communications […]

Kansas Corn: Diagnosing Early-Season Growth Problems

🕔Jun 5, 2017Getting a good stand of corn, with vigorous early-season growth, is the first step in getting good yields. When adverse conditions, such as a hard rain or unusually cool weather, […]

South Dakota Corn: Time to Start Scouting for Black Cutworms

🕔May 24, 2017There are several important early season insect pests that can severely injure corn while it is in its early vegetative stages. One of the more destructive of these pests is […]

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