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Anonymous added on August 17, 2011 | Answered

How do you prevent ants from attacking yellow corn once the stalk has bloomed?

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Answered on August 18, 2011

Generally, when you see ants on plants, they are not attacking the plant but rather feeding off aphids (which are attacking the plants). Inspect for aphids. If you get rid of the aphids, the ants will go as well. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

If you do not see aphids, you can try diatomaceous earth or uncooked grits around the base of the corn. They both will help to kill the ants.

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