What do you feed corn earworms?
The corn earworm, also known as the tomato fruitworm and the cotton bollworm, feeds on a number of crops including corn, tomato, cotton, green beans, clover, vetch, lettuce, peppers, soybeans, and sorghum.
What do you spray for corn earworms?
Homeowners can use carbaryl (Sevin), permethrin, esfenvalerate, cyfluthrin, bifenthrin, cyhalothrin (lambda or gamma), and spinosad for earworm control in their home gardens.
What is the life cycle of the corn earworm?
The complete life cycle of the corn earworm consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adults are light to dark brown, or light olive green moths with a wing- spread of about 11/2 inches. Eggs are about half as large as a common pinhead, globular, and vary from light yellowish green to dusky brown.
How do I know if I have corn bugs?
Whilst peeling the husk, check for bugs. If bugs are found, that cob must be discarded. If externally clean, perform a regular ‘water check’ using hot salty water. First tap stem side down on a white plate and inspect the plate for bugs; discard if any bugs are found.