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Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa

By Julie Peterson, Extension Entomologist at the West Central REEC; Jeff Bradshaw, Director of the Doctor of Plant Health Program; Updated by Pin-Chu Lai, Extension Entomologist at the Panhandle PREEC; and Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator

With the recent warm weather in Western Nebraska, army cutworms have been spotted in southern Sioux County and central Lincoln County. With spring approaching, this pest may be seen in Nebraska crop fields in the near future. It is an important time to scout for army cutworm, particularly in winter wheat and alfalfa.

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