Late season insect infestations can be impacted by corn maturity. Particularly, corn that is planted late or maturing later than surrounding fields. Later planted fields are very attractive to females of the second-generation corn borers, corn earworms, and fall armyworms as green silks are preferred oviposition sites. Additionally, corn rootworm adults also prefer green silks or pollinating corn and these fields can become ovipositional sites that may result in significant injury the following season.
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