Friday, April 22, 2011
Wireworms and black cutworms
Two great articles from the University of Illinois Extension Bulletin came out this week. One was a reminder about wireworms in no-till corn production in Southern Illinois: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu. The second was a notification about black cutworm moths caught in black light traps: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu. It reminds me that we will probably start to see moths in our traps, even with all the rain lately. Trapping moths helps us predict when the caterpillars start to cut corn plants. Keep your eyes open for early season corn pests this year!