Western Bean Cutworm Scouting

Amy Timmerman, Extension Educator Author
09/13/2023 Added
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It is time to start thinking about scheduling for scouting for western bean cutworm an important pest of corn and dry beans. Larval feeding damages both crops through reduced yield and quality. In corn, direct feeding losses may be compounded by fungal infections associated with larval feeding and waste products. In dry beans, damaged or “worm-chewed” beans are a significant quality factor for both processed and bagged dry beans.

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