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Q.Poppy Pest That Cuts Off Buds

Anonymous added on May 24, 2014 | Answered

My poppy plant had 12 or 13 buds on the point of blooming. Overnight 6 of their stems have been cut nearly through so that the buds are hanging from a thread. Could this be cutworms? What do they get out of it? They don’t seem to be eating any part of it. How can I control them, preferably without poison?

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Answered on May 25, 2014

It certainly sounds like cutworms and this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm

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