Sweet Corn Problems

Bugger! You spend the whole spring sorting water out for the vegetables, religiously caring for their every needs. Then the summer comes around and we have 6ft high sweetcorn plants festooned with corn ears. Mmmm, I can see them now, roasting gently on the barbie!

However, along comes this little “thing” (I used much stronger language actually, but am aware I’m “public” on the internet) and gets stuck into his daily eating with vigour. Guess he thinks he just dropped lucky. Not sure what it is? I’m no expert on these things. Could it be a Corn Rootworm Beetle? If so, then we may be in trouble. There are signs of damage to some other plants too.

Looks like the only sweetcorn I’ll be having this summer will be out of a can from Carrefour!

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada