[Market-farming] Bean mowers :>)

Tradingpost 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
http://largocreekfarms.com
http://medicinehill.net

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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
>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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