Stalk borers are notorious for killing or stunting corn rows next to fences, grassed waterways and conservation terraces. To stop this damage, fields must be scouted and an insecticide applied on a timely basis before the larvae have an opportunity to tunnel into the growing point of the young plants.
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Rice, Marlin E. and Pope, Richard O., "Stalk Borers Set to Invade Border Rows" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 902.
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