Warmer, drier weather triggers corn rootworm hatches, and insectforecast.com is showing a high alert for corn rootworm larvae hatch in the central Corn Belt across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.

If you are looking for a resource to discuss corn rootworm infestations, we can provide an expert in agronomy, insects and traits. Contact Jeff Neu at jeffrey.w.neu@monsanto.com.

Anyone can sign up at http://www.insectforecast.com to receive email alerts to learn when insects pose a risk in their areas. In addition to updates about corn rootworm, farmers can log on to learn when soybean aphids are on the move and track the migration and moth flights of two damaging above ground insects, corn earworm and western bean cutworm. With both online and mobile access, this useful tool is designed with today’s farmer in mind.

Genuity Rootworm Manager App Available on iTunes Actively scouting fields and tracking corn rootworm pressure is an important part of the corn season. Genuity Rootworm Manager is the first app of its kind, designed to put you in active control of risk assessment for rootworm throughout the growing season. At every stage, you obtain an accurate measurement of current risk and take advantage of suggested next steps based on your results.

The Genuity Rootworm Manager app can be used by farmers to help determine the risk of corn rootworm in each of their fields and provide management guidelines at each stage of the season. Using a question-and-answer format, the app collects data on relevant past and present field practices. It then uses this information to analyze and assess current and future corn rootworm risk.