Corn earworm presence higher than expected in Ontario
Recent scouting efforts and grower calls have indicated an increased presence of corn earworm in Ontario corn fields, according to OMAFRA's latest crop report. Some fields have reported high levels of the pest and late planted fields are the most at risk.
Longer warmer falls and stronger storms could increase the chances of this pest coming to Ontario from southern United States. OMAFRA staff share scouting tips, debunk the difference between western bean cutworm and corn earworm and explain causes for this year’s high levels of corn earworm. | READ MORE