Outcome of Managing Farm Habitat Shows Promise in Cutworm Control

Photo of pheromone traps.Cutworm predation has recently increased for organic no-till corn systems. This study showed that cutworm predation is always changing due to the timing of cutworm larvae populations at their higest, vetch bloom, and corn planting. Additionally, it was revealed that cutworm predation may not be as big of a problem in organic no till corn as previously thought. The most effective control of cutworms was shown to be system and landscape management, rather than OMRI-approved biocontrols.