Areas of the Corn Belt are seeing fairly heavy cutworm moth flights occurring. Please keep on the lookout for cutworms as they can cause a lot of damage and population loss early on. Click here for pictures of some species of cutworm that could be a problem in your field. Cutworms tend to be more nocturnal and are usually below the soil surface during the day. Observe your fields early on. As the plants in your field emerge and grow, watch for cut off plants or plants that appear to be drying up with no visible signs of above ground damage. Dig down by those dying plants and chances are you may find a cutworm staring back at you. If you have any questions, contact your local Hoegemeyer District Sales Manager or Agronomist.
Black Cutworm Chart Credit - University of Nebraska - http://entomology.unl.edu/charts/bcwchart.shtml