Cutworms Attacking Tomato Plants - Knowledgebase Question

No Richland Hills, TX
Question by crpopek
April 15, 1999
What can I do to eliminate the cutworms that are attacking my tomato plants?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 1999


Tear a strip of newspaper about 2" wide and a foot long. Wrap it around the stem of the plant placing the bottom end just below the soil surface. This will prevent cutworms from cutting off your tender plants. By the time the paper degrades away, the stems will be larger and stronger, and not subject to cutworm attack.

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