Williams County Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Update – Week #3

By:  Stephanie Karhoff

For the third week of Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) monitoring (July 1 -8) one moth per trap was observed. Scouting for egg masses is recommended when adult WBC trap counts average 7 or more moths per week in tasseling or pre-tassel corn. You can learn more about this pest by clicking here to access the OSU Extension Western Bean Cutworm Factsheet.

The WBC monitoring program is a state-led initiative to better understand insect populations, and develop management recommendations for growers. Each week, statewide WBC numbers will be published in the C.O.R.N. newsletter. Williams County WBC numbers will also be published on this blog on a weekly basis. If you are interested in hosting a trap in 2022, please call the Williams County Extension Office at 419-636-5608.

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