[Market-farming] GM sweet corn and corn worm treatment

Kathryn Kerby kakerby at aol.com
Thu Oct 31 10:59:19 EDT 2013


Posting this FYI article for Kate Halstead, since her attempts to post have
been bouncing of late.......
 
I've heard several times over the years from folks that had good luck
controlling corn worms with vegetable oil or oil laced with Bt.
<http://www.pfi.iastate.edu/ofr/Crops/SA14_Protecting_Sweet_Corn_from_Corn_E
arworm_w_Oil_and%20Btk.pdf>
http://www.pfi.iastate.edu/ofr/Crops/SA14_Protecting_Sweet_Corn_from_Corn_Ea
rworm_w_Oil_and%20Btk.pdf seems to confirm that as well. Labor intensive to
be sure, but worth considering for smaller crops if the market demand will
bear the true cost.  Kate
 
Kathryn Kerby
frogchorusfarm.com
Snohomish, WA
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