Insect, Pest and Disease Control - Corn
Field corn is susceptible to damage from several species of cutworms that occur in Tennessee. Usually, this damage occurs in early planted corn when the temperatures are cool and the ground is moist. Cutworms are less likely to cause economic damage after corn reaches 2 feet in height.
"SP290-J Cutworms in Field Corn," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP290-J Rev(3/07) 07-0194, https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexcrop/25