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my corn had at least 2 to 3 corn worm in each one last year...even though i don't mind bugs too much , it was not good..i read it is a moth thet lays it's eggs on the tassel..can i cover the tassel at night with mabee a styro foam cup to stop them from laying the eggs on the tassel? or can i do something else...i know about the drop of oil on the tassel (does this work)..all i want to do is grow some good corn...any suggestions would be very much appreaciated...
 

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you shouldn't have to because the old nylons are porous enough for pollen just not bugs/worms.
This is some thing organic apple farmers do so the so the apples don't get the dreaded apple maggot.
 

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good to know. I live in the south along the Gulf in Cameron, La. and need to know if I can start another crop of corn right now. Just picked my corn last week and would like to plant again if possible. Cajun Gardner.
 

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hi Cajun gardner , i can't help with your question but if you have any tips on growing GOOD corn I would love to hear them...this is only my second year gardening and we mostly want to grow some good corn . last year my corn was full of corn worm and small...some say add the drop of oil as soon as the silk starts to show , and some say wait until the silk is pollinated..i would like to try this this year but I am still not sure when to add the oil...also the pantyhose sounds like a good idea however I am not totally convinced the pollen will get through...and if I try this can I just buy knee highs at the dollar store and use them....so confused as to what is the best thing to do to get good corn.
 
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