Plants in pest control
- Finger euphorbia
- Spanish needle
- Pheromone trap
- Protective collars
Protective collars made of plastic or paper cups, plastic
drink bottles with ripped-out bottom, sturdy cardboard, and milk cartons. Place the collar around the young plant and push into the soil to prevent the cutworm from attacking the stem.
- Sticky substances such as molasses, saw dusts, or crushed eggshells placed around the base of each plant. When cutworm emerges to feed, it will come in contact with the trap, get stuck, harden, and die.
Pathogens in pest control
(BT)/bran bait (Ellis; Bradley, 1996: p. 460)
Moisten bran with a diluted solution of BT. Sprinkle the moist bran on the planting plots' surfaces 2 weeks before planting. Buy BT at your local agricultural suppliers.