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Corn Earworm

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K.A. Delahaut, J.L. Wedberg
Revised:  8/6/2012
Item number:  A3655

The corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea, can cause serious economic damage to fresh market and processing sweet corn and hybrid dent seed corn. Also known as the tomato fruitworm, the larvae feed on field corn, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, and snap beans. Learn how to identify and control this pest by reading this handy fact sheet.


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