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Corn Earworm Populations Up in Southern Maine

CORN EARWORM PRESSURE INCREASES IN SOUTHERN MAINE
European Corn Borer and Fall Armyworm Threat Remains Small

Corn Earworm Moth

Corn Earworm Moth; photo by David Handley

Corn harvest is still spotty as growers work through the erratic early corn and hope for better uniformity and quality with the main season crop. Many fields received just enough rain to get a break from irrigation this week. A little bit of weather coming up from the southeast coast appears to have bumped up local corn earworm populations, so silking corn is likely to need protection, especially in the southern and coastal areas of the state.

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