Cutworm Control in Processed Beets (1987)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Glenn Fisher, R. Berry, and K. West
OSU Dept. of Entomology


  1. Determine which species of cutworms are pests in table beets.
  2. Determine if pheromone trap catches can be used to predict cutworm problems and time control measures.
  3. Evaluate the use of sweep net sampling, egg sampling, soil surface sampling and early leaf feediyy to predict root damage and time control measures.