It is happening again. Several insecticide companies are promoting the application at planting of their insecticides in corn solely for the purpose of preventing black cutworm damage, which is not a good integrated pest management practice. A list of my concerns and good integrated pest management alternatives follow.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Preventive cutworm treatments in corn" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1882.
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