What to cure cutworms?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Gruneich Lawn Care Inc., Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Messages: 295

    I had a customer stop and ask me today what would help cure cutworms in the garden, im not big into gardening, but Diazno was brought up by the customer. Some help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Cut worm are night feeders and they lay on the ground during the day. Sevin Dust is labeled for gardens. Liquid Sevin is also labeled for gardens. However I would recommend washing all product very well before eating them.
  3. Vermonster

    Vermonster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    The easieast solution if the customer only has a small number of plants is to slide a collar around the stem and at least 1 inches above and below the soil surface. Paper towel/toilet paper tubes work well, as do plastic cups with the buttom cut out.

    I believe BT and rotenone are also labeled for cutworm.

    As previously noted, they are night feeders, so applications are best late in the afternoon, early evening.

    In the future, prevention includes not planting in areas previously covered by turf, tilling the garden in late fall, and applying collars at the time seedlings are transplanted.

  4. martn

    martn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Orthene, it is systemic.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Orthene is slightly systemic. However it will not translocate with in the plant like Merit or Cygon.
  6. knuckles

    knuckles LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Dursban Pro is labeled for cutworms.
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Excuses me. But Where have you been for the last year or so??? Dursban Pro has been off the horticulture market since December of 2003. There has been quite a bit of hype about it being taken off the market for the last two years, including front page newspapers. Yes the label had cutworms on it and there are still some application that only Dursban was good for. Yes Dursban is still labeled for golf courses and termite soil poisoning, However that is soon going the way of the wind also. Termite soil poison pre-treats in general are also going the way of Rachael Carson this year.

    BTW This application is for Gardens and Dursban is systemic. I would not want to eat Dursban, would YOU???

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