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wryter2012
Jan 28, 2018 7:40 AM CST
I live in NW AZ and every year I've tried to grow sweet corn I end up losing the crop to earworms. I've tried neem oil. I've tried tight-husked varieties like Country Gentleman.

This year I'm starting my corn inside and planting an early maturing variety called Candy Mountain--hoping the crop will mature before the earworms show up. This year I'll also try bt.

Has anyone else tried early maturing varieties to solve this problem?
Name: Melissa
Shepherdstown, Wv (Zone 6b)
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MrsBriggs
Feb 27, 2021 6:19 AM CST
I use some BT on the silks as soon as they come up.. the moth lays eggs on them. When the hatch and eat the silks they die. Las year my crop was devastated by corn ear worms. This year I'm prepared! Hurray!

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