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 Post subject: Corn Ear-Worms
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:38 am 
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Does anyone know how to get rid of these bugs? I'm talking about the grubs that get into the ears of corn and eat from the top down. I have tried some inorganic poisons and have had very little success. Does anyone know of an organic solution?

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What I am tring this year for the first time is mixing some Bt into a bottle of water with a dropper tip, and dropping some into the tops of the ears when the silks first start emerging. I won't know until I harvest whether or not it works, but I bet it will.


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What dragonfly has done sounds great. I bet it will work. The inorganic poisons never do what they say they will, just damage. JungaHungry: were you actually going to eat this?

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Stupid question --> What is "bt"?

Stupid answer --> Yes.

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When I was in the Marine Corps JROTC my gunny told us the only stupid questions are the ones that go unasked.
Bt is Bacillus thuringiensis. :arrow:
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=184
Now, about that answer. Well, at least you did not get a chance to eat that poison. :)

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Thanks 'all. I'll give that Bacillus thuringiensis a try. I've got a new crop already started, poison free. 8)


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