Corn is produced in every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties with western Kentucky having the most corn-producing acreage in the state.  In 2010, corn cash receipts accounted for about one-third of total crop receipts with a value of $603.9 million.  In 2011, Kentucky farmers produced 180.7 million bushels of corn which was valued at $1.16 billion (statistics from www.kycorn.org).  In 2012, Kentucky farmers planted 1.60 million acres of corn, up 16% from 2011.  This represented the largest corn acreage planted since 1986 (www.kyagr.com).   In 2013, corn acreage was down but corn production was estimated at a record 243 million bushels which is a 134% increase over 2012 production.  At 170 bushels/acre, 2013 yield was the highest on record, surpassing the 2009 crop of 165 bushels/acre (statistics: http://www.kyagr.com).  2014 corn production is estimated at 226 million bushels with yield estimated at 158 bu/acre and 1.43 million acres for harvest as grain (Kentucky Agri-News).  As such a valuable commodity, it is important to safeguard this industry from potentially damaging pests by conducting surveys that will allow for early detection and eradication.   

Old World Bollworm

Old World Bollworm

 

Silver Y Moth

2020

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, False Codling Moth, Cotton Cutworm, and Spotted Stem Borer
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2019

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, False Codling Moth, Cotton Cutworm, and Spotted Stem Borer
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2018

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Cotton Cutworm, and Spotted Stem Borer
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2017

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2016

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Asiatic Rice Borer, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2015

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Daviess, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Asiatic Rice Borer, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2014

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Crittenden, Daviess, Greenup, Henderson, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Asian Corn Borer, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2013

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, Asian Corn Borer, and Cotton Cutworm
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2012

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  15
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Carter, Daviess, Greenup, Henderson, Hopkins, Lewis, McLean, Union, Webster
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, and Asian Corn Borer
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2011

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  12
  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, Greenup, Marshall, Ohio, Trigg, Union
  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, False Codling Moth, and Asian Corn Borer
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

Silver Y Moth

False Codling Moth

Silver Y Moth                                                    False Codling Moth

Corn Commodity Survey 2013

Corn Commodity Survey 2012