Cutworm Cuts Corn


As if farmers in Ontario and Quebec didn’t have enough to deal with already, now it seems an unwelcome guest, more typically found in the American corn-belt, has taken up residence in central Canadian cornfields as well.

According The Canadian Press, the Western bean cutworm is a tiny insect that feeds on the corn’s pollen and silk before eventually eating the developing kernels. It could cost affected farmers anywhere from 10 to 15 per cent of crop yield.

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