Corn and Stinkbugs

June 16, 2019

Around here the stinkbugs have gotten really bad. They eat everything. I hand picked them off my tomatoes the past few years and that works great for me on a small scale but I am helping someone grow corn and I hear they burrow into the stalk and into the corn ears before they are completely formed. Any organic methods that have worked for you? I can't imagine being able to hand pick them easily off of corn. I am curious what has worked for others. If need be, I could also use kaolin clay. I would need to know at what stage I should apply the clay.

Comments (2)

  • Jean

    Contact your county's Extension Service office as they will likely have effective remedies to suggest.

    You can find your county's office in this interactive map - http://npic.orst.edu/pest/countyext.htm

    springtogarden thanked Jean
  • Bri Bosh

    I’ve heard putting a bag around the ears until they’ve ripened? But never tried it...

    springtogarden thanked Bri Bosh

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