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Re: Something's in the sweet corn...

Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:30 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:Something's been in my corn, too. Fortunately, it was ME. :D First corn of the season for dinner tonight.

As far as the intended topic, we use Liquid Fence. It's not cheap, but it does the job.


Just getting your first corn, now? I had my first, just before leaving, for the Tug! (wasn't the good stuff, that started last week) Ed


You folks who were at the Tug early enough to to enjoy Cecils chicken had the chance to have some of our sweet corn.

Re: Something's in the sweet corn...

Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:01 pm

Bill, don't forget I live in the mountains. Frost in about 60 days. :D

Re: Something's in the sweet corn...

Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:26 pm

Critters are extremely adaptive, so changing up your deterrents on a regular basis is important to success. I try to change up and move my deterrents around once a week anyway. Seems to work pretty well.

Re: Something's in the sweet corn...

Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:49 am

Hey DarinO, I think it is squirrels eating your corn. Coons ride the corn down to the ground, usually. Take a hot lazy weekend day and set in the shade with .22, watching over your garden. It is about the only way I've found to eliminate those little tree rats.

Re: Something's in the sweet corn...

Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:31 am

I had some later maturing ears on some of my corn and have noticed that the VOLES have moved back into that area of the farm and promptly invaded the corn!---YES they do climb up the stalks and chew on the ends of the ears, shredding the shuck down as they go.--they also climb up into the apple trees and hack the ripe sweet side of the apples just before they get ripe too!---must be a heck of a ride when they cut the stem off while they are sitting on the apple and hit the ground!
Chipmunks are also a problem in my garden this year too and they too will shred the corn ears!---The tooth marks on the ears show mine to be VOLE and chipmunk damage so these could also be your un-seen --no- trackin' varmints too! thanks; sonny
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