Getting rid of cutworms on cantaloupe

Asked June 20, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT

something is eating the blooms off the cantaloupe...I can see nothing doing this. Is there anything I can do?

Talbot County Maryland fruit cantaloupe cutworms

1 Response

It's possible it is cutworms, but it is also possible it could be squirrels or deer.

Here is the cutworm info on our website: http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/cutworm

For squirrels or deer, you can try sprinkling the plants lightly with powdered lime.

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