Winter Cutworm: A New Pest Threat in Oregon

Jessica Green, Amy J. Dreves, Brian McDonald and Ed Peachey
EM 9139 | Published February 2016, Reviewed 2020


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.

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