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Lep Monitoring Network Update #22 – Final Lep Monitoring Update, Fall Armyworm


The Ohio Lep Network is in our 22nd and final week of monitoring for agronomic pests across Ohio. In this last update, we will provide trap averages for fall armyworm (FAW). More information on these pests and many more is available on our website:


Fall Armyworm

We are in our 6th and final week of monitoring for the fall armyworm (FAW) in Ohio. Overall, 18 counties monitored 46 traps across the state. Like last week, numbers remain low across the state, with the exception of Hardin county, which recorded averages over 7 (Figure 1). To learn more about the fall armyworm moth, click here:

Fall Armyworm Moth Map

September 25th  – October 1st, 2023

Fall Armyworm Moth Map

Figure 1. Average fall armyworm (FAW) moths captured from September 25th – October 1st, 2023. The first number on the left (bold) indicates the average number of moths captured, followed by the second number on the right (regular font) indicates the number of traps monitored in each county.


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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.