Agronomic Crops

Identification and Management Strategies for Cutworms as Pests in Field Corn

Clemson Extension Program Team

Agronomic Crops

Publication Date

Spring 4-12-2023

Publication Number

LGP 1161


Cutworms are sporadic but serious early-season pests of corn in the United States. Several species of cutworm can feed on a broad range of plants, including vegetables, turf, field crops, and numerous weeds. The purpose of this article is to provide for growers, consultants, and other agricultural professionals background information on cutworms, describe their injury to corn, and discuss management strategies

Publication Type

Guide / Booklet


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Extension agents, growers, agricultural consultants, researchers