The fall armyworm, which looks similar to the tobacco cutworm
, but is a more serious threat, has recently caused large-scale damage in China, Africa, and South Asia.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have developed a way to make adult cutworms
sterile, preventing reproduction.
Different methods are demanded to efficiently sample caterpillars that act as leaf eater, leaf-rollers, borers, pod eater and cutworms
. Because of this, it is convenient to consider the specific abundance of species with different feeding habits.
The seed in question is Agrisure Viptera, also known as MIR 162, which has been genetically modified to resist corn pests like earworms and cutworms
. The U.S.
Don't like a crop that's designed to kill not only corn cutworms
but also butterflies, all season long?
They dine on asparagus beetles, cabbageworms, Colorado potato beetles, corn earworms, cutworms
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
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 also covers pests (maggots, leafminers, cutworms
) and noninfectious or abiotic conditions (lightening injury, mineral deficiencies and greening abnormalities).