Cutworms attack a wide variety of plants, including beet-root, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The larvae commonly feed on plant stems at or below ground, eventually cutting them down. In the spring, as temperatures warm, they become active and begin feeding on plants at night remaining hidden during the day. Cutworms can destroy up to 75% of a crop. Before planting a new garden, remove weeds and plant debris that might feed and shelter developing larvae.Plant sunflowers along the edge of your garden. Sunflowers are a favorite target of cutworms. The plants will attract the larvae, giving you a chance to pick them from the ground before they head to your corn.
Uzma Niazi (Agronomist)