[Market-farming] Bean mowers :>)

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Sat Jul 9 13:47:58 EDT 2005


On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 12:00:46 -0500, you wrote:

>"My beans are being mowed off as they sprout and I have
>these stems sticking out of the ground, silent sentinnels to some creature's
>eating habits.  I thought it was corn root maggots so covered a second new
>planting, but the same thing happended.  Does anyone have any idea what it
>could be?  And, more importantly, what the "fix" is?"
>
>Elaine it sounds like cutworms to me...They burrow around the base of the 
>plants duering the day and feed at night.  Dig around to see if you find 
>them.  Sprinkle the base of the plants with agricultural (not swimming pool) 
>diatomeceous earth, egg shells or wood ashes.
>

Since she has the stems still sticking up, I don't think
it's cutworms.  But I have had slugs/snails do this...

Pat
-- northern Pennsylvania



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