Western Bean Cutworm Degree-Day
June 29, 2022
Jeff Bradshaw, UNL Associate Professor, Entomology
Jeff Cluever, UNL Graduate Research Assistant, Entomology
Gracie Keiter, UNL Student Intern, Entomology
One of the key pests in our region is the Western bean cutworm (WBC). WBC feeding can reduce the quantity and quality of dry bean and corn crops.
Typically, control is achieved with a foliar application of a pyrethroid. However, unnecessary or ill-timed insecticide applications of any pesticide can be detrimental to the environment, the health of the applicator, and/or the health of the crop. Thus, scouting your fields for WBC popul...