Insect Pest Control
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corn ear worms

Zone tazewell virginia | deafcouple added on July 4, 2017 | Answered

i have seen some people put the red plastic drinking cups over corn silk to prevent moths from laying eggs, does it work?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 6, 2017

It certainly sounds like it may work in keeping worms from entering the ears.
We suggest using a clothespin to do the same and it would not block as much sunlight.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/corn-earworm-control.htm

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