A Reminder: Don't Forget to Scout Fields for Second-Generation European Corn Borers

August 13, 1999
It is no secret by now: This season has been lackluster on the European corn borer front. However, reports of moth counts have picked up just a bit during the last week. On the evening of August 9, I observed many European corn borer moths in a blacklight trap located in Piatt County. Scouting fields for egg masses, especially late-planted fields, remains a good idea. (Please refer to earlier issues of the Bulletin for management tips regarding the second generation of this insect pest.)--Mike Gray

Author: Mike Gray