Western bean cutworm (WBC) trap counts for the week of August 10 – 16 decreased over the past week putting all monitoring counties below scouting threshold. The low numbers indicate we are officially past peak flight. Overall, a total of 27 counties monitored 90 traps, resulting in 38 WBC adults (a statewide average of 0.4 moths per trap) (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Average Western bean cutworm adult per trap followed by total number of traps in the county in parentheses for week ending August 16, 2020.