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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director

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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Cutworms in the Garden

Posted by John Fulton -

Watch those cutworms! With many of the garden areas sporting a covering of chickweed, cutworms may have found an ideal egg laying site. Some of the cutworms actually cut plants, while others tend to just clip leaves. The dingy cutworms overwinter in our area, and tend to clip only leaf tips, while black cutworms blow in on the winds as moths. The moths lay eggs that hatch into the larvae that can cut plants. Permethrin and bifenthrin are both effective against cutworms.

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