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3.1.08 sr: notes ana: match the host plants list with the respective datasheets; although cutworms have many host plants, they are no major pests of all of them, therefore they have not been included in all datasheets of the above mentioned crops; s. by monitoring and decision making: pheromone traps are not available locally. economic threshold for which crop? where? under which conditions?;

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Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

Cutworms (Agrotis spp)

Minor Pest Description

Cutworms cut the stem of plants below the soil surface. The damaged plant wilts and withers. First instars are 0.7-1 cm, later instars are 3.5-5 cm long.

Minor Pest What to do.
  • Cutworm damage is usually minor and does not warrant control measures. When damaged plants are detected, the cutworms normally can be found near the damaged plant and can be removed by hand.
Minor Pest Position
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Pest Type
Common names; The common cutworm, turnip moth ([i]Agrotis segetum[/i]); the greasy cutworm, black cutworm, tobacco cutworm ([i]Agrotis ipsilon[/i])
Host Plants
Cabbage,Kales,other Brassicas- Revised
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