Seed Corn Maggot

SKU A3820

Author(s) Karen Delahaut.

The seed corn maggot (Delia platuraorganic) is a perennial pest that attacks the seeds and seedlings of a wide variety of vegetable crops, including corn, beans (kidney, lima, and snap), beets, cabbage, cucumbers, peas, radishes, squash, and turnips. Corn maggots can decimate a crop stand if left untreated and are more of a problem when susceptible crops are planted in succession.

Find out what corn maggots look like, when to scout for them, and how to control them (2 pages; 2007).