Organic Insect Management in Sweet Corn


SARE Outreach
Ruth Hazzard, Pam Westgate | 2005 | 11 pages

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About the Authors

Authors: Ruth Hazzard and Pam Westgate
Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences
UMass Extension Vegetable Program
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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