[Market-farming] Bean mowers :>)
tradingpost at gilanet.com
Sat Jul 9 14:19:07 EDT 2005
I had rabbits mowing down rows of beans last year, fenced this year. No
problem so far.
paul tradingpost at gilanet.com
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On 7/9/2005 at 1:47 PM Pat Meadows wrote:
>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
>>eating habits. I thought it was corn root maggots so covered a second
>>planting, but the same thing happended. Does anyone have any idea what
>>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
>>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...
>-- northern Pennsylvania
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