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2017-09-15
Stems will be damaged at the base and may be completely severed. Plants will wilt and may die. There may also be damage to leaves, roots and tubers.


Plants affected
Many garden fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plants are affected.

Many garden fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plants are affected.
About Cutworms
Cutworms are the larvae of certain species of nocturnal moths.
They are widespread throughout the UK.
In June and July the moths lay eggs in batches of 30-50 on leaves and stems. The eggs hatch two weeks later.
Larvae range from dull grey or brown in colour to green or white. They can reach 2-4cm in length when fully grown.
Larvae can be found feeding at night on the soil surface.
They cause severe damage by chewing the base of stems, roots, leaves and tubers.
After one to two months of feeding they pupate in the soil.
A second generation hatches in August and September.
Second generation larvae will over-winter in the soil, coming to the surface to feed when environmental conditions are favourable.
Treatment
Chemical
Products containing the following chemical ingredients are all effective on Cutworms
There are no approved insecticides currently available to amateur gardeners.
Note: It is important to read manufacturer's instructions for use and the associated safety data information before applying chemical treatments.
Organic
Regularly cultivate soil in winter to expose over-wintering larvae to predators.
Encourage insectivorous birds by hanging bird boxes and feeders.
In greenhouses drench potted plants to bring larvae to the surface, then pick them off by hand.
Prevention
Use pheromone traps to monitor the presence of moths during June and July.
Avoid planting in known areas of infestation.
Keep gardens free from weeds and plant debris as they can be used for egg laying.
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