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How To Stop Cutworms

By Peterthinks
June 30, 2016

I had cutworms killing my tomato plants. To stop it, I did this...

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 29, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Wow, you are braver than I every dreamed of being. Since the cutworm must encircle the stem I just used two Popsicle sticks - one on either side nice and close to the stem. I've also made cutworm "collars" out of tar paper/toilet paper tubes/paper towel tubes or whatever I had on hand.

Your idea seems far better than my methods. Thanks! Thank You! Thumbs up
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jun 30, 2016 6:03 AM CST
I agree
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MaryE
Jun 30, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Some of that super sticky goop called maybe? tanglefoot, painted on the paper collars would trap them.
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