Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Still Too Early For Black Cutworm May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
We have been impressed with the number of black cutworm moths captured by our pheromone trap cooperators. Though we are wary of the potential impact these larvae could have on […]

Minnesota: Black Cutworms Arrive, Start Scheduling Scouting May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Once again this spring, cooperators across Minnesota have been checking pheromone traps for black cutworm (BCW) moths migrating into the state from overwintering areas in the south. Last week, their […]

Minnesota: Early Summer Crop Scouting Recommendations – Podcast Jul 2, 2019

🕔Jul 2, 2019
Our guests this week were Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) at Lamberton and […]

Michigan: How Will Wet Spring Impact Insect Pests? Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
I have been getting many questions (and theories) about the how the wet spring will impact insects. My thoughts are below, divided by insect. First, a plug for the upcoming […]

Plant 2019: Racing the Rain – Acres to Go Before Sleeping – DTN Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019
Jeff Brown has taken to keeping changes of clothes in his tractor this spring. Home may only be 15 miles or so away as the crow flies, but most nights […]

Minnesota: Black Cutworm and Early Season Weed Issues – Podcast Jun 3, 2019

🕔Jun 3, 2019
The Minnesota State University IPM Podcast guest this week was Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach […]

Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
This 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, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
Black 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, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018
This 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, 2018

🕔May 21, 2018
With 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) […]

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