European Corn Borer

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European

Corn Borer

Description: White to flesh-colored larvae with brown spots

and dark head, up to 1″ long, overwinter in corn stubble.

They like all types of corn, especially sweet corn.

First signs are “shotgun” holes in the whorl (the funnel-like

new growth). Shortly after, borers move into the stalk

or ears and frequently leave “sawdust” around borer

holes. Broken tassels and stalks also show borer presence.

Solution: To prevent

damage to stalks and ears, use MVP II. Thoroughly spray ears and

base of leaves every 7 to 10 days. It is important to

keep 100% coverage on leaves and ears to get borers

before they tunnel into corn.

 


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