EM 9139, Winter Cutworm: A New Pest Threat in Oregon

EM 9139, Winter Cutworm: A New Pest Threat in Oregon
J. Green, A. Dreves, B. McDonald, E. Peachey
Damage from winter cutworm (the common name for the larval stage of the large yellow underwing moth) is a growing concern. In 2015, large numbers of larvae were observed around homes, within golf courses, and in field crops located in Oregon and Washington. This publication highlights general information about winter cutworm, including identification, scouting recommendations, and potential control measures.