Preparation for a possible increase in the insect population is underway. University of Minnesota Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist Bruce Potter says they’re expanding the network of insect trapping for black cutworms, army worms and more. “We use these to detect when moths start coming in to warn farmers. Last week, we started to pick up a lot of black cutworms, but what’s more concerning is the amount of army worms we’re finding. I’ve been looking at light traps since the 1970’s and I set a personal record of 193 in one night.”
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