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  • Image: Powdery Mildew 1
  • Image: Powdery Mildew 2

Agrotis ipsilon, Fetltia ducens, and others

  • Stem chewed through within 1 inch of base of plant (occurs during spring)
  • Can chew holes in leaves (spring and early summer)
  • Cutworms are grayish or brownish and up to 2 inches long; typically found during day hiding in soil
  • More information on Cutworms...

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