Vegetables and Fruit forum: Brown kernals on my corn

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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Sep 10, 2013 10:01 PM CST
This year most of my corn has some brown kernals. They look like something might have sucked the juice out of them. I never find any bugs under the husks, but the outsides have a lot of box elder beetles. Could they be the guilty parties? I garden organically, so controls are limited. Or maybe it isn't the beetles? Any ideas?
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 12, 2013 9:42 AM CST
I really don't know but I do know the leaf footed bugs we have in excess here do similar things. Hope it's still edible.
Name: Mary
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MaryE
Sep 12, 2013 11:19 AM CST
What are leaf footed bugs?

We eat around the brown spots.
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abhege
Sep 12, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Nasty little buggars

https://www.google.com/search?q=leaf+footed+bug&ie=UTF-8&oe=...
Name: Mary
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MaryE
Sep 12, 2013 6:38 PM CST
Thanks. I see that they are related to the squash bug and also the conifer beetle. Not on my corn, tho.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 12, 2013 9:06 PM CST
That's good. No one else jumped in to answer either. Maybe they still will!

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