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Re: Bob Kuk / cutworms or slugs

  • Subject: Re: Bob Kuk / cutworms or slugs
  • From: "Dan & Lu" <hostanut@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:48:11 -0400

It might be cutworm damage. Cutworms climb the hosta stems at night and leave ragged edges where the eat. There are several pesticides that applied to the soil will kill cutworms. Cutworms will cut a small tomato plant off right at the ground.....but on hostas seldom if ever is the whole leaf cut off at ground level. Sometimes if you scratch the soil around the damaged plant you can find the cutworm. They are usually dark and look like a grub or a little like a hairless caterpillar.
Dan & Lu
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann James
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Bob Kuk


>>slugs are good culprits for eating hosta. You might want to try Sluggo, as
is safe except to slugs.<<

It sure wouldn't hurt to have it on hand, but again, I have not seen any
evidence of slugs or snails.


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