European Corn Borer Information

European Corn Borer Information - European Corn Borer Pest Control

Affected Plants:
Corn and a variety of other crops.

Damage:
Chews leaves and tassels and bores into stems.

Predator Insects:
Ladybugs, braconid wasps, tachinid flies, Bacillus thuringiensis.

Natural Insecticides:
Ryania, rotenone and pyrethrum, sabadilla.

Other Methods of Control:

  • Plow under or remove stalks in early fall before adults have a chance to emerge.
  • Keep garden clean and free of weeds.

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