Corn producers battle a variety of soil-dwelling insect pests. Seedcorn maggots, wireworms, white grubs, and several species of cutworms can attack either the seed or seedling plants and reduce the plant stand. Corn rootworm larvae feed on corn roots during midsummer and can significantly reduce the uptake of moisture and nutrients, which can lead to lodging and harvest losses.
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