by Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist
Area corn fields have little to no insect damage. Corn borers are light and found in refuge acres.
Moths trapped at the Graves Chapple Farm in Western Bean Cutworm traps have been identified yellow striped armyworm by Dr. Ben Puttler, University of Missouri entomologist. So we are continuing to monitor traps for the movement of this Western Bean Cutworm from northern states into our area.