Spring Garden Tips
Reduce Corn Maggot Damage
Reduce corn maggot damage to beans and corn without the use of pesticides. Simply wait for the soil to warm before planting these seeds in the garden. The seeds will germinate faster in the warm soil making them less susceptible to the seed corn maggot. These maggots feed on germinating seeds preventing germination or causing deformed seedlings that never develop. You often need to replant once the damage is discovered resulting in more work, wasted seeds and a later start date after all.

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