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corn tops cut off

just today i found the top of one of my corn plants cut off and laying beside it un-eaten. my corn is about6-7 inches tall

Submitted by savana2000

Hi, Well without seeing the corn I would have no idea of what broke it off, but I suspect it might be birds or rodents of some kind. Unless you can identify the culprit you'll never know. For birds, you could try hanging some "scare tape" (you can often buy at garden centers) which will dangle over the crop and scare the birds away. But if it's rabbits you will probably have to erect a chicken wire fence around your garden. I just can't be sure what's going on.

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