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.