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North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground

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Effects of two plant growth regulators on suitability of creeping bentgrass for black cutworms and sod webworms.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have developed a way to make adult cutworms sterile, preventing reproduction.
Investigation and improvement of targeted barrier application for cutworm control in vineyards.
Probably more species of cutworms than those reported in table 3 are responsible for damaging the early crops by reducing the plant stand.
And if all that hasn't put you off your breakfast, you can even grow your own nematodes, a sort of "pick and mix" package of little killing worms that will wage war on carrot and cabbage root fly, leather jackets, ants, cutworms, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth.
If critters such as armadillos and possums are digging up the landscape, that's a sign that grub worms and cutworms have infested the lawn.
They feed on slugs, snails, cutworms, cabbage root maggots and other pests that live in the soil.
Among the pests profiled are billbugs, cutworms, green June beetle, mound-building ants on golf courses, and yellow jackets.
Growing up in Meridian, all the gardeners we knew were forever chattering on about things like cutworms and compost.
THEY are cutworms, which feed at night on the stems of seedlings and transplants, severing or consuming the entire seedling.
I think I'd rather have the odd rat than a mess of harlequin bugs or cutworms,.
Other pests are chafer grubs and cutworms, which chew their way through roots, leaving large areas of dead grass.
This is a broad-spectrum, current-use pesticide used on cockroaches, grubs, flies, termites, fire ants, lice, cutworms, etc.
801 described species, comprehend the most diverse family of macrolepidoptera (Heppner, 1991), and include the biggest number of economically important species, commonly known as armyworms, cutworms, semiloopers and velvetbean caterpillars (Holloway et al.