Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby 101 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:43 am

Interesting information !! Has anyone ever used Tempo, I have used in in our garden in the past, have had good results with it for grass hoppers and blister beatles and other buds and worms that I don't know what they thay are, seems to last a lot longer than other garden products we've used!! Thanks good luck 101
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby greybeard » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:46 am

Mole crickets are another problem here--usually Sevin for them.
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby vclavin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:07 pm

I know I'm late for this but you can do this next year. I have NO worms in my corn - OK I found 1 in 400' of corn plants - and only found 2 worms in my 110 tomato plants.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar , 1/2 cup DE, tsp vinegar (adjust PH), few drop of dish soap (surfactant). Spray before 10AM or after 6PM as this is when the plants absorb water and nutrients. Plants with a high or proper Brix number (sugar content) are not bothered by pests. I also spray my roses and walnut trees. It works... you can also help the plants by using liquid kelp, fish emulsion in the spray as a foliar feed along with the above formula.
Rock dust at planting time will aid the plants in pest control as well.
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby ga.prime » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:57 am

Roundup ready, bt sweetcorn- $40/lb.
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby pdfangus » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:24 am

vclavin wrote:I know I'm late for this but you can do this next year. I have NO worms in my corn - OK I found 1 in 400' of corn plants - and only found 2 worms in my 110 tomato plants.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar , 1/2 cup DE, tsp vinegar (adjust PH), few drop of dish soap (surfactant). Spray before 10AM or after 6PM as this is when the plants absorb water and nutrients. Plants with a high or proper Brix number (sugar content) are not bothered by pests. I also spray my roses and walnut trees. It works... you can also help the plants by using liquid kelp, fish emulsion in the spray as a foliar feed along with the above formula.
Rock dust at planting time will aid the plants in pest control as well.
Blessings
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DE ??? Diatomaceous Earth ?

all of the above in how much water?

how much liquid kelp or fish emulsion?
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby vclavin » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:50 pm

pdfangus wrote:
vclavin wrote:I know I'm late for this but you can do this next year. I have NO worms in my corn - OK I found 1 in 400' of corn plants - and only found 2 worms in my 110 tomato plants.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar , 1/2 cup DE, tsp vinegar (adjust PH), few drop of dish soap (surfactant). Spray before 10AM or after 6PM as this is when the plants absorb water and nutrients. Plants with a high or proper Brix number (sugar content) are not bothered by pests. I also spray my roses and walnut trees. It works... you can also help the plants by using liquid kelp, fish emulsion in the spray as a foliar feed along with the above formula.
Rock dust at planting time will aid the plants in pest control as well.
Blessings
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1 gallon water, 1/2 cup sugar,1/2 cup DE, 1 tsp vinegar, few drops dish soap (surfactant) (I use an enzyme A35 from Nitron Industries), 2 teaspoons liquid kelp, 2 teaspoons fish emulsion. I spray my plants every 2 weeks, should have our last Peaches n Cream corn ready here in a few weeks!
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PS. Kelp will aid in drought conditions and also acts as a fruit set.

DE ??? Diatomaceous Earth ?

all of the above in how much water?

how much liquid kelp or fish emulsion?
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Re: Silk worms in sweet corn--prevention?

Postby hurleyjd » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:34 am

I hung a bird feeder in the peach tree this year, no worms at all. You might try this in the corn patch.
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