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Issue No. 18, Article 6/July 24, 2009

Western Bean Cutworm Captures on the Increase in Some Northern Illinois Counties

Within the past week, western bean cutworm moth captures have increased in some areas of northern Illinois. Dale Baird, crop systems extension educator, reported increasing numbers of moths caught in Lee County from July 19 through July 21. Producers are encouraged to scout fields for this insect pest and be ready to apply a rescue treatment if needed. For details on the biology, life cycle, and management of western bean cutworm, see ipm.illinois.edu/fieldcrops/insects/western_bean_cutworm.--Mike Gray

Mike Gray

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