NCR327 European Corn Borer: Ecology and Management | University of Missouri Extension

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European Corn Borer: Ecology and Management

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North Central Regional Publication

This publication provides basic information about the European corn borer insect and offers strategies for pest management. There are diagrams and photos to help with larvae identification and sections on control treatment methods and application equipment, natural predators, management tactics, resistant varieties of corn and other crops at risk.


  • European corn borer
  • Ostrinia nubilalis
  • Lepidoptera
  • Pyralidae
  • Zea mays L.
  • Field corn
  • Popcorn
  • Seed corn
  • Sweet corn
  • Sorghum
  • Cotton
  • Wheat
  • Snap bean
  • Peppers
  • Potato
  • Stalk tunneling
  • Stalk boring
  • Leaf feeding
  • Stem tunneling
  • Stem boring
  • Ear damage
  • Stalk rot
  • Broken corn stalks
  • Dropped corn ears


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