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Corn Earworm Pressure Consistently High Across Maine

corn earworm feeding on ear of corn

Corn Earworm Feeding on Corn; photo by David Handley

With continued southerly weather and thunderstorms passing through Maine, insect pressure has remained high, mostly due to corn earworm. At this point, every location is on at least a 4-day spray interval, with some locations on 3-day intervals. For many growers, the youngest corn has reached the silking stage as the corn season begins to come to a close. Warm weather will continue to help corn mature rapidly and insect pressure will likely remain relatively high. Read more>>


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