By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist and IPM Coordinator
Southwestern corn borer moth pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the link below. Catches remain low across most of the state. We are seeing high numbers in areas of Crittenden and Jackson counties. We generally recommend considering a foliar application when numbers are over 100 per trap per week. For recommended insecticides consult MP144 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas. For specific trap locations contact your local County Extension Agent.
“This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”