Western Bean Cutworm Update

The majority of Western bean cutworm (WBC) trap counts were below scouting threshold for the week-ending August 8. The statewide average resulted in 4.2 moths per trap. Counties above scouting threshold were isolated to northeast Ohio and include Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Paulding and Trumbull. For more information on WBC monitoring and scouting please visit the agronomic pest website: https://aginsects.osu.edu/

 

WBC map

Figure 1. Average Western bean cutworm adult per trap (in white) followed by total number of traps monitored in each county (in blue) for week ending August 8, 2021. Map developed by Suranga Basnagala, Ohio State University, using ArcGIS Pro.

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.