The Q&A Archives: worms on ears of sweet corn

Question: What can I use to prevent the infestation of worms on the tassel end of the ears of sweet corn? The ears are beautifully formed but on the end of most there was a small worm.

Answer: I think you may have a corn ear worm problem. Apart from nipping off the damaged end, you can try to prevent the pest from entering the corn by applying a bit of mineral oil to the tassel early on. Here is more information about corn ear worms -- inlcuding a photo to make sure that is what it is -- you may find helpful.

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