WBCW (western bean cutworm) Moth Found

Congratulations to our Intern from Galesville, Alissa Geske, for being the first one on our staff to fine a WBCW (western bean cutworm) moth this summer. Some of our hybrids, like the Smart Stax varieties, have protection against this pest. But a lot of our field corn and sweet corn varieties Western Bean Cutworm moth 7-18-14are still at risk. The best way to determine when this pest is in the area is with the pheromone traps, like the ones our interns are checking every week. Please click on the links below for reference materials to help you learn more about this destructive pest.

Western Bean Cutworm tech sheet

Moth ID guide A3855

If you need help determining if this pest is a problem on your farm please contact your local Agronomy Advisor at Allied Cooperative.  — Rob Shields, Agronomist

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